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asinine

Line breaks: as¦in|ine
Pronunciation: /ˈasɪnʌɪn
 
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Definition of asinine in English:

adjective

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.
Synonyms
British informal divvy, daft
Scottish & Northern English informal glaikit
North American informal dumb-ass, chowderheaded
South African informal dof
West Indian informal dotish

Origin

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

Derivatives

asininity

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈnɪnɪti/
noun
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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