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Inane applies to silliness that is notably lacking in content, sense, or point: inane questions that leave one with no reply. 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. 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. 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.

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To stand or sit next to someone important and make him feel insecure by saying inane but profound-sounding things.
STYLE CONVERSATIONAL WEEK 1461: YOU NAME IT!PAT MYERSNOVEMBER 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This is all a very long lead-up to discussing Fox’s new series Alter Ego, a show so inane that the pendulum swings the other way and forces you to think anthropologically about how we got here.
‘ALTER EGO’ IS THE MOST DYSTOPIAN REALITY COMPETITION YETKEVIN FALLONSEPTEMBER 23, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Which explains why the alternately charming and inane Cooking With Paris makes for such an uncanny viewing experience.
THE SURPRISINGLY COMPLICATED PLEASURES OF COOKING WITH PARISJUDY BERMANAUGUST 4, 2021TIME
Beyond social media, some of your friends also spam you with inane instant-message notifications.
HOW TO IGNORE PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITHOUT BLOCKING OR UNFOLLOWING THEMEMPIREJULY 21, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
It might well be a shock to you that members of the United States Congress would attach their names to formal documents defaced with inane, lame, juvenile titles.
STYLE CONVERSATIONAL WEEK 1443: THE BALLAD OF GARY CROCKETTPAT MYERSJULY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Alarm grew in Garnache's mind, but his face maintained its foolish vacancy, its inane smile.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
I should not allow inane sentimentality to influence me: it is beneath the revolutionist.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
One can get amongst set after set of fellows, and into plenty of inane fashionable drawing-rooms; but, bai Jove!
BY BIRTH A LADYGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
Among the Aryan nations an meant mind, and this term is clearly responsible for inane or without ane.
ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
Next week I shall devour them and think them, no doubt, inane.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
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