What does the word inane mean?

Usage examples for inane

  1. And then princes and peoples would become but a mob, antagonistic or inane, and the pinch of pain, privation, and penury would eternally grip at the strings of her love- famished heart. – Love's Usuries by Louis Creswicke
  2. She went in search of him, accompanied by the melancholy Shot and the two Poms, rescued from the kitchen regions, to which they had been banished because of their inane habit of barking with or without reason. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  3. I gabbled all this out in a jerky, breathless way, pausing only to punctuate it with inane giggles and glances of alarm; and at the end made as if I were going to faint. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont