• LOGIN
  • No products in the basket.

Profile Photo

Jejune

Jejune

Adjective


meaning :

  1. lacking matter; empty; devoid of substance;
  2. naive, simplistic, and superficial;
  3. without interest or significance; dull; insipid;
  4. lacking knowledge or experience; uninformed;

use : used for ideas, writings or thinking; formal or old-fashioned use;

origin :  Early 17th century: from Latin jejunus ‘fasting, barren’. The original sense was ‘without food’, hence ‘not intellectually nourishing’.

examples :

  1. They were of great service in correcting my jejune generalizations.
  2. Like Whitman’s poetry, Elvrum’s lyrics are often as elementary as a child’s jejune rambling, and yet, in their simplicity, they’re sturdy, sophisticated, and poignantly inquisitive.
  3. I am surprised by their jejune responses to our problems.
  4. Seldon’s authors, half of them academics, half journalists, are competent and fall down only in their often jejune judgments.

Did you find the word interesting? Yes!
Share it with your friends and give them a chance to learn something new..

October 12, 2015

No comments, be the first one to comment !

Leave a Reply

© 2016. LearnBox Education.

Login

Register

Create an Account
Create an Account Back to login/register
X