jejune jejune

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lacking in nutritive value
  2. (adj) displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
  3. (adj) lacking interest or significance or impact

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In interviews he doesn't hesitate to name himself as the best artist in Manhattan or to theorize in his lofty, jejune way.
  2. His pronouncements seemed jejune because they were so often, so flagrantly fronting for self-pity.
  3. Life in the waning cosmic twilight might be jejune, but it could last a long time.

News

  • The Institute Is an Engrossing First-person Account of an Absurdist Game

    A thrilling, absorbing, absurdist real-world alternate-reality game played out on the streets of San Francisco and Oakland gets souvenir-doc treatment in Spencer McCall's The Institute —but complaints that there's too little here about how the Jejune Institute was hatched or what it ...
    on October 9, 2013     Source: The Village Voice

Quotes

  1. Byrd explained in his 2005 autobiography that he was a member because he "was sorely afflicted with tunnel vision-a jejune and immature outlook-seeing only what I wanted to see because I thought the Klan could provide an outlet for my talents and...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Robert Byrd Source: msnbc.com

  2. Lord Giddens says in a "guest blog" on the site that Mr Brown "should, and will be" the next Labour leader, saying he will pit "experience and political nous" against the "jejune and untested leadership" of David Cameron.
    on Mar 18, 2007 By: Anthony Giddens Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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