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noun as in silliness

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Apart from the inanities when they do show up, there’s no clear blueprint on the plans to tackle this crisis.

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And I can tap and tap and tap and yo and yo and yo, contemplating or not contemplating the inanity that is this life.

Forget the humor of Stephen Colbert, wisdom of Steve Jobs, or inanity of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Urbanski can hold forth on the inanity of man-made climate change like a pro.

Perhaps I was but startled yesterday to find a celestial loveliness where I expected to encounter pallid inanity.

Profane inanity, I repeat; for every helpless woman is a living, intolerable blasphemy against the Most High.

In fashionable speech inanity began to be replaced by profanity.

They smile at each other with perfect and well-bred inanity for a second, and then Fred Lasceet slips in between them.

It were a mockery, an inanity, to bid a man spend his affections on hypostatized laws that neither know nor answer him.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inanity, such as: asininity, foolishness, and stupidity.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.