from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Not interesting; dull.
- adjective Lacking maturity; childish.
- adjective Lacking in nutrition.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Scantily supplied or furnished; attenuated; poor.
- Barren; unfurnished; wanting pith or interest, as a literary production; devoid of sense or knowledge, as a person; dry; uninteresting; shallow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Lacking matter; empty; void of substance.
- adjective Void of interest; barren; meager; dry.
- adjective Juvenile; childish; immature.
- adjective Lacking nutritional value.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Not
- adjective Lacking matter;
empty; devoidof substance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective lacking in nutritive value
- adjective displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
- adjective lacking interest or significance or impact
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Quigley explained why he loves the word "jejune'' - "it just looks like a wrong word; it's crazy, I would never use it in conversation'' - and talks about personalities we both admire, such as Rex Parker, the self-proclaimed "king of CrossWorld'', Elizabeth Gorski, and the men he calls the "Three Jesuses'' of crosswords: Patrick Berry, Mike Shenk and Frank Longo.
Will someone please call the jejune nutjobs in Seattle and tell them to GROW THE FUCK UP?
Further, although I disagree with your characterization of Alyosha's religious faith as "jejune," couldn't the same description apply with equal force to Ivan's atheism?
Arguably, Alyosha's religion * is* "jejune" at that point; he has not yet undergone his crisis after the death of Father Zossima.
Yet ironically, two television programs aimed at young people and animated by a kind of jejune foolery -- Jon Stewart's Daily Show, and Stephen Colbert's Colbert Report -- sell a great many books, more perhaps than more traditional "adult venues," and far more than newspaper reviews.
And Hazlitt's judgment on him, that he is "jejune" and
Sweet jeebus, when god created the word, "jejune," he was thinking of dear Meghan. by: you @ soon
If a new movie you have been looking forward to has been described as jejune by reputable sources what would be your best course of action? a.) wait until it comes out in June
So rather than dwell on the neat category "fraud," maybe we should be thinking in terms of jejune Chinese executives colliding with the nuanced expectations of Western stock investors.
The Louisiana governor, alternately smug and jejune, articulated precisely the ideology — those G.O.P. “policies” in the Times/CBS poll — that Americans reject: the conviction that government is useless and has no role in an emergency.
New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.