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Definition of jejune adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    jejune

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//dʒɪˈdʒuːn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒɪˈdʒuːn//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1too simple synonym naive
  2. 2(of a speech, etc.) not interesting
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin jejunus ‘fasting, barren’. The original sense was ‘without food’, hence ‘not intellectually nourishing’.
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