Definitions

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  • n. Jejuneness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being jejune; jejuneness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Jejuneuess; meagerness; brevity.

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

  • n. the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
  • n. quality of lacking nutritive value

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Examples

  • Because the elements of student work in the fine arts appear to be less easily catalogued, less easily articulated, it is, or should be, much easier in the art world to use accusations of jejunity to dismiss artwork for reasons other than immaturity --- reasons such as racism or sexism, for example, work that challenges prevailing ideas too much.

    Fad Writing and Morality

  • It was incredible to him that any one who had read history could be guilty of such jejunity, and he attributed it to their bruised but itching egos.

    Black Oxen

  • She might have heard of his marriage to a girl of his own land and class with only a passing spasm, but his continued and possibly tender friendship with her sister-in-law shook her out of the last of her jejunity and its illusions ....

    The Sisters-In-Law

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