from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Attenuation; fineness; thinness.
  • noun Barrenness; emptiness; deficiency of interest, importance, or knowledge; want of substantial or attractive qualities: as, jejuneness of style in a book.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or condition of being jejune.

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

  • noun the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
  • noun lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life
  • noun quality of lacking nutritive value


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  • (noun) - (1) Poverty, barrenness, particularly want of interesting matter; a deficiency of matter that can engage the attention and gratify the mind, as the jejuneness of style or narrative. Jejunity is not used. --Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828 (2) Jejunitie, barrennesse or slendernesse of stile. --Henry Cockeram's Interpreter of Hard English Words, 1623

    April 23, 2018