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Syllabification: as·i·nine
Pronunciation: /ˈasəˌnīn

Definition of asinine in English:


Extremely stupid or foolish: Lydia ignored his asinine remark
More example sentences
  • A contestant makes a truly asinine remark and the boredom abates slightly, even as annoyance levels are soaring.
  • Each interview conducted by a HR specialist was asinine in the extreme, without exception.
  • However, all of his blind, asinine nonsense was going to be put to an end.


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



Pronunciation: /ˌasəˈninitē/
Example sentences
  • 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.

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