jejune

[ UK /d‍ʒˈɛd‍ʒjuːn/ ]
[ US /ˌdʒɛˈdʒun/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. lacking interest or significance or impact
    an insipid personality
    jejune novel
  2. of insufficient quantity to meet a need
    short on experience
    money is short
    food is in short supply
    on short rations
    an inadequate income
    the jejune diets of the very poor
    a poor salary
  3. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
    jejune responses to our problems
    puerile jokes
    adolescent insecurity
    their behavior was juvenile
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How To Use jejune In A Sentence

  • Too often their prose is jejune and lazy. Times, Sunday Times
  • My grandfather in Uganda - bless his soul - believes the munching of fish to be a jejune activity.
  • Every time there's an event that brings forth a manifestation of religious belief by large numbers of people, some militant secularist or other will give out an opinion that would be jejune coming from an intelligent sixth-former.
  • jejune novel
  • He is still apparently too jejune to face the Sunday talk-show circuit. Times, Sunday Times
  • jejune responses to our problems
  • They were of great service in correcting my jejune generalizations.
  • Seldon's authors, half of them academics, half journalists, are competent and fall down only in their often jejune judgments.
  • On one level, this declaration might seem jejune, petulant. Christianity Today
  • the jejune diets of the very poor
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