Synonyms for inanity

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It does not consist of ingenuity limited, but merely of inanity expanded.

To be a traveller in the inanity of buttonholes was the only lower degradation.

"Do not interrupt me," she added coldly as I was about to utter some inanity.

I lamely murmured some inanity, of which she took not the slightest notice.

And his gallant answer was interrupted by some inanity from Herr von Mark.

Nobody, nothing could, in the time of his inanity, have made him turn a hair.

But Phœbus shows there may still be something produced from inanity.

Oh, that horrid life of buckram, inanity, and do-nothing-ism!

Without her elixirs daily taken we perish of lassitude and inanity.

At this inanity Marie looked first at him, then at the carpet.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "emptiness, hollowness," literal and figurative, from French inanité or directly from Latin inanitas "emptiness, empty space," figuratively "worthlessness," noun of quality from inanis "empty, void, worthless, useless," of uncertain origin.

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absurdity

nounridiculous situation or behavior
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