- lacking matter; empty; devoid of substance;
- naive, simplistic, and superficial;
- without interest or significance; dull; insipid;
- 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’.
- They were of great service in correcting my jejune generalizations.
- 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.
- I am surprised by their jejune responses to our problems.
- Seldon’s authors, half of them academics, half journalists, are competent and fall down only in their often jejune judgments.
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