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jejune


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jejune  \Je*june"\,  a.  [L.  jejunus  fasting,  hungry,  dry,  barren, 
  scanty;  of  unknown  origin.] 
  1.  Lacking  matter;  empty;  void  of  substance. 
 
  2.  Void  of  interest;  barren;  meager;  dry;  as  a  jejune 
  narrative.  -  {Je*june"ly},  adv  --  {Je*june"ness},  n. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jejune 
  adj  1:  lacking  in  nutritive  value;  "the  jejune  diets  of  the  very 
  poor"  [syn:  {insubstantial}] 
  2:  displaying  or  suggesting  a  lack  of  maturity;  "adolescent 
  insecurity";  "jejune  responses  to  our  problems";  "their 
  behavior  was  juvenile";  "puerile  jokes"  [syn:  {adolescent}, 
  {juvenile},  {puerile}] 
  3:  lacking  interest  or  significance;  "an  insipid  personality"; 
  "jejune  novel"  [syn:  {insipid}] 




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