Definition of asinine in English:

asinine

Syllabification: as·i·nine
Pronunciation: /ˈasəˌnīn
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

asininity

Pronunciation: /ˌasəˈninitē/
noun
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  • What a sad opinion one forms of men, what bitterness grips one's heart when one sees such delirious asininity on display.
  • I'm glad this particular bit of asininity was exposed to the harsh wind of public scrutiny beyond this humble organ.
  • Three cheers for Wandsworth Council, once more applying common sense against bureaucratic asininity.

Origin

late 15th century: from Latin asininus, from asinus 'ass'.

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