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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition or quality of being inane.
  • n. Something empty of meaning or sense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being inane, of lacking material of interest or satisfaction, emptiness.
  • n. Something that is inane.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inanition; void space; vacuity; emptiness.
  • n. Lack of seriousness; aimlessness; frivolity.
  • n. An inane, useless thing or pursuit; a vanity; a silly object; -- chiefly in pl..

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being inane.
  • n. Mental vacuity; senselessness; silliness; frivolity.
  • n. Hollowness; worthlessness.
  • n. An instance of frivolity or vanity: as, the inanities of his conversation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. total lack of meaning or ideas

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  • It's much like saying, "The United States should invade Canada. I believe I voice the sentiments of 75 per cent of the people of upper Mongolia."

    April 28, 2008

  • *facepalm*

    April 28, 2008

  • ROFLWISIS
    (Rolling On Floor Laughing With Innnards Spilling Indecorously Sideways).

    April 28, 2008

  • “The United States should approve the annexation of Hawaii. I believe I voice the sentiments of 75 per cent of the people of Ohio.�?
    —Governor Asa Bushnell (Ohio)
    (Los Angeles Times, January 25, 1898)

    April 28, 2008