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synonyms for asinine

  • absurd
  • cretinous
  • daft
  • foolish
  • half-witted
  • idiotic
  • inane
  • moronic
  • silly
  • sophomoric
  • stupid
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The adjective asinine originally meant like an ass; it applies to witlessly stupid conversations or conduct and suggests a lack of social grace or perception: He failed to notice the reaction to his asinine remarks. Foolish implies a lack of common sense or good judgment or, sometimes, a weakness of mind: a foolish decision; The child seems foolish. Fatuous implies being not only foolish, dull, and vacant in mind, but complacent and highly self-satisfied as well: fatuous and self-important; fatuous answers. Silly denotes extreme and conspicuous foolishness; it may also refer to pointlessness of jokes, remarks, etc.: silly and senseless behavior; a perfectly silly statement. Inane applies to silliness that is notably lacking in content, sense, or point: inane questions that leave one with no reply. Stupid implies natural slowness or dullness of intellect, or, sometimes, a benumbed or dazed state of mind; it is also used to mean foolish or silly: He was rendered stupid by a blow; It is stupid to do such a thing. 

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How to use asinine in a sentence

“Now I don’t know how in the world anything could be more asinine than that,” he said, pointing to numbers indicating that just 37 percent of such workers were getting vaccinated.
GOP WEST VIRGINIA GOV. JIM JUSTICE IS DONE WITH ALL THAT NONSENSE ON VACCINESAARON BLAKESEPTEMBER 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Marijuana prohibition is a dead man walking, but some institutions are so drunk with power that they sit around and cook up asinine arguments about how smoking a J to relieve stress is the same thing as being Barry Bonds.
IT’S INSANE TO BOOT SHA’CARRI RICHARDSON FROM THE OLYMPICS FOR MARIJUANACORBIN SMITHJULY 2, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Alas, what should be a runaway creative success for the game’s director, Josef Fares, is marred by a tone-deaf narrative element which shows that asinine ethnic caricatures unfortunately still exist in video games.
‘IT TAKES TWO’ TESTS YOUR ABILITY TO SAVE A MARRIAGE AND FLY A FIDGET SPINNERCHRISTOPHER BYRDAPRIL 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
"We are somewhat surprised," he said, knowing it for an asinine remark but afraid to risk his dignity by being plainer.
THE ENVOY, HERHORACE BROWN FYFE
Morsfield, entirely objecting to asinine harness with him, mocked at his invocation and intonation of the name of Jove.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
For these patriotic services the members of the asinine assembly are duly acknowledging their gratitude.
ROWLANDSON THE CARICATURIST. FIRST VOLUMEJOSEPH GREGO
His faith was unshaken—in sheer asinine fatuity it was sublime.
THE FALL OF A NATIONTHOMAS DIXON
One of them in particular, who shall be nameless, quite asinine.
ITALY; WITH SKETCHES OF SPAIN AND PORTUGALWILLIAM BECKFORD
We come to wear one cut of face and figure, and acquire by degrees the gentlest asinine expression.
ESSAYS, FIRST SERIESRALPH WALDO EMERSON
You made an utterly asinine statement when you declared that 99 per cent of your readers have already read these classics.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, MARCH, 1931VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO ASININE

  • asinine
  • blundering
  • boorish
  • bovine
  • churlish
  • dense
  • doltish
  • gross
  • indelicate
  • inelegant
  • loutish
  • lowbrow
  • lumpish
  • oafish
  • obtuse
  • philistine
  • raw
  • rough
  • rude
  • stupid
  • uncouth
  • unrefined
  • vulgar
  • witless
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