Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Latin From Latin jejunus ‘fasting, barren’. The original sense was ‘without food’, hence ‘not intellectually nourishing’.
Synonyms
    1.
  • naive
  • simple
  • childlike
  • unworldly
  • unsophisticated
  • inexperienced
  • ignorant
  • immature
  • childish
  • silly
  • infantile
    2.
  • boring
  • dull
  • dreary
  • uninteresting
  • unexciting
  • unstimulating
  • unimaginative
  • lackluster
  • dry
  • flat
  • drab
  • wearisome
Antonyms
    1.
  • sophisticated
  • mature
    2.
  • fascinating
  • inspired
Definition
1. naive, simplistic, and superficial
2. (of ideas or writings) dry and uninteresting
Examples
1. A) The mother was frustrated at her teenage son for his jejune behavior. B) Lucy thought Jerry's opinions about the art museum were jejune.
2. A) The literary class all agreed that the poem was jejune. B) I fell asleep reading the collection of jejune essays.
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