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Meaning of INANITY

Pronunciation:  i'nanitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  total lack of meaning or ideas

INANITY is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: mindlessness, pointlessness, senselessness, vacuity
 See Also: meaninglessness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*an"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Inanities}. [L. inanitas, fr.
inanis empty: cf. F. inanit['e]. See {Inane}.]
1. Inanition; void space; vacuity; emptiness.

2. Want of seriousness; aimlessness; frivolity.

3. An inane, useless thing or pursuit; a vanity; a silly
   object; -- chiefly in pl.; as, the inanities of the world.

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