Part of speech: adjective

Empty; silly.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Arthur W. Marchmont.