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Definitions of jejune

  1. JEJUNENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. JEJUNELY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Lacking matter; empty; void of substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Empty; dry; with out interest; as, a jejune tale. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Empty: void of interest: barren. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Lifeless; dry; dull. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Empty; void of interest; meagre; barren. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Empty; wanting; vacant; barren; uninteresting. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for jejune

  1. The grotesque by- play and the archaic vocabulary of Gargantua, the garrulous digression and anecdote of the Essays, are not more strikingly absent than the jejune scholasticism which is the worse side of Calvin's grave and noble style. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  2. The Soul was published in 1849, and whether that may account for the change or not, the fact is that the lectures of that session presented a marked contrast to those of the earlier session, and I don't think I am exaggerating when I say that they were dry and jejune to the last extent. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
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