Definition of "inanity" []

  • The condition or quality of being inane. (noun)
  • Something empty of meaning or sense. (noun)
  • Lack of intelligence or imagination; senselessness; silliness (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A senseless action, remark, etc (noun)
  • Emptiness (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "inanity" in a sentence
  • "A stern, deep voice which utters an egotistical inanity is still stern and deep (deep sounding, anyway)."
  • "But what makes these letters rise above inanity is the portrait they provide of a wartime capital cut adrift from moral bearings."
  • "What you call inanity is yet another demonstration of a subject you have no clue about."