Jejune is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of jejune, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - lacking in nutritive value
EXAMPLES - Jejune in a Sentence
- Your 'Movie Dialogs' are jejune and silly, "dude" ... (source)
- Blaming one regime over another is just jejune bullsh! (source)
- Your tactically jejune stewardship of the national team? (source)
- This tree, this trollop of a tree in its jejune existing. (source)
- Some have called his conducting inspiring; others dismiss it as jejune. (source)
- Weep because they're now gone, replaced by jejune clueless inept children. (source)
- Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph; "Obvious, jejune, and remarkably unsophisticated." (source)
- If they were they both are guilty of severely sophomoric and jejune judgment. (source)
- Every testicular-nuanced, jejune "comedy" aficionado couldn't believe her ears. (source)
- Every testicular-nuanced, jejune "comedy" aficionado couldn't believe her ea ... (source)
- Or: "Be that as it may, my spiel manifested an edifying, if jejune, savoir faire." (source)
- So I see you are all to willing to take up a jejune refrain when it fits YOUR agenda. (source)
- I think you're really starting to change some minds with this jejune verbiage of yours. (source)
- Will someone please call the jejune nutjobs in Seattle and tell them to GROW THE FUCK UP? (source)
- Sweet jeebus, when god created the word, "jejune," he was thinking of dear Meghan. by: you @ soon (source)
- Still, I don't think there'd ever be anything as, well, jejune as Larry Johnson's "transcription." (source)
- Her treatment of everyone is superficial and jejune: it's not just Hillary, as others have pointed out. (source)
- How jejune this robot editer is ... sheeeeze! by William Whitten on Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 11: 13: 19 PM (source)
- Mr. Strauss composed a piece of jejune music that a count in the movie showed to Mozart and appeared in one scene as a conductor. (source)
- Women in their middle years, despite their youthful appearance, are often snubbed by men close in age whose gaze is directed towards the jejune. (source)
- The worthwhile will be separated from the worthless, the most challenging work will be identified while the jejune and the formula-riven will be duly ignored. (source)
- Consequences by Mad Jayhawk on Sunday, Feb 1, 2009 at 7: 51: 29 PM as to your jejune conceptualization; by William Whitten on Monday, Feb 2, 2009 at 4: 56: 19 AM (source)
- Further, although I disagree with your characterization of Alyosha's religious faith as "jejune," couldn't the same description apply with equal force to Ivan's atheism? (source)
- Overall the exhibition offers a mix of the promising and the jejune in paintings and sculptures that range from the figural to the abstract, the conceptual to the observed. (source)
- If a new movie you have been looking forward to has been described as jejune by reputable sources what would be your best course of action? a.) wait until it comes out in June (source)
- Looking to this RoboPrez for the oligarchy to send the "right message" is jejune in the extreme and does not take into account the actual architecture of modern political power. (source)
- Wrong ... off to a bad start ... by William Whitten on Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 8: 31: 49 PM slipshod jejune jaberwacky by William Whitten on Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 2: 31: 44 AM (source)
- Strauss was the film's sound editor, composed a piece of jejune music that a count in the movie showed to Mozart in the movie and even appeared onscreen in one scene as a conductor. (source)
- So rather than dwell on the neat category "fraud," maybe we should be thinking in terms of jejune Chinese executives colliding with the nuanced expectations of Western stock investors. (source)
- After a dark period of jejune writing and rampant typos, it has been on the mend lately with more skillfully crafted stories, though one senses that time for in-depth reporting is scarce. (source)
- However, music reviewer Richard Carter wrote in The Washington Post that the combination of traditional and classical music "simply does not add up to anything more than a work of banal, dreary, jejune, prosaic vapidity." (source)
- Normally, their callow and jejune little home movie project would be hardly worth noting, but as campaign manager for Murray Hill Inc., the first corporation to run for Congress following the enlightened ruling of the U.S. (source)
- This heavy-handed, jejune exercise in score-settling, which resonates with the literal meaning of "shapeshifting" in Indian cultures the ability to transform into other beings, is a jarring start to a thought-provoking show. (source)
- One particularly jejune thing we'll likely be treated to is Palin spin that she has proven here what a great vote-getter and unblinking potential Cdr. -in-Chief she is, and surely would have won without gramps (and you betcha, 2012 is right around the corner.) (source)
- Yet ironically, two television programs aimed at young people and animated by a kind of jejune foolery -- Jon Stewart's Daily Show, and Stephen Colbert's Colbert Report -- sell a great many books, more perhaps than more traditional "adult venues," and far more than newspaper reviews. (source)
- Mr. Tsujii was highly uneven even in solo music, such as a jejune version of Beethoven's "Appassionata" Sonata on June 7, yet the jury, which included the distinguished pianists Menahem Pressler and Joseph Kalichstein, as well as the famed Juilliard piano teacher Yoheved Kaplinsky, awarded him first place. (source)
- If these words sound jejune, the song is not: While Demi's voice struck me as colorless in the past, here her raspy vocals crash and soar, the sound of a muffled cry caught in her throat; that undifferentiated delivery has been swapped for a style that's deeply emotional, and even -- dare I say it -- adult. (source)
- Sondheim has said he's embarrassed by some of the jejune rhymes in the song - as in "it's alarming how charming I feel" - but Ms. Stritch plunged deep into the psyche of the lyrics; rather than singing to herself, to the "that girl in the mirror" as the song has it, she was telling us, all of us, how she felt. (source)
- Quigley explained why he loves the word "jejune'' - "it just looks like a wrong word; it's crazy, I would never use it in conversation'' - and talks about personalities we both admire, such as Rex Parker, the self-proclaimed "king of CrossWorld'', Elizabeth Gorski, and the men he calls the "Three Jesuses'' of crosswords: Patrick Berry, Mike Shenk and Frank Longo. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 50.0, which suggests that "jejune" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 17 synonyms for jejune.
arid, banal, barren, bland, childish, dull, empty, flat, inane, innocuous, insipid, juvenile, meager, sterile, trite, unexciting, vapid
We have 0 antonyms for jejune.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of jejune from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Not interesting; dull: "and there pour forth jejune words and useless empty phrases” ( Anthony Trollope).
- (adjective) Lacking maturity; childish: surprised by their jejune responses to our problems.
- (adjective) Lacking in nutrition: a jejune diet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Not nutritious.
- (adjective) Lacking matter; empty; devoid of substance.
- (adjective) Naive; simplistic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Lacking matter; empty; void of substance.
- (adjective) Void of interest; barren; meager; dry.
- (adjective) Juvenile; childish; immature.
- (adjective) Lacking nutritional value.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Scantily supplied or furnished; attenuated; poor.
- (None) Barren; unfurnished; wanting pith or interest, as a literary production; devoid of sense or knowledge, as a person; dry; uninteresting; shallow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) lacking in nutritive value
- (adjective) displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
- (adjective) lacking interest or significance or impact