What does the word inanity mean?

Usage examples for inanity

  1. The lowest copyboy knows better than to utter such an inanity. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  2. She had gone through another of them, thank goodness, she said to herself at times with a rare tinge of pensiveness, only to discover that the Hughs, and the Guys, and the Algies, and the Montys were just as fatuously inane as ever; and were just as anxious as before to make her share their fatuous inanity for a whole lifetime. – Philistia by Grant Allen
  3. But do not think to convert me into such a piece of contemptible inanity, and so saying she turned towards the door. – Uncanny Tales by Mary Louisa Molesworth