jejune


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jejune

(jə-jo͞on′)
adj.
Lacking in nutrition: a jejune diet.

je·june′ly adv.
je·june′ness n.
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As the Prime Minister of a highly respected democracy with a reputation of having a vibrant and largely unblemished Judiciary, he should have been more circumspect in making such jejune remarks.
The proposals 'were almost uniformly ghastly, a parade of every hokey, corny, stale, jejune stereotype and cliche ever churned out by the Soviet zavod icona [icon factory]--muscular workers, fists and bayonets, mystic babies, hammers and sickles, wheatsheaves and chimneys, rockets, cosmonauts, surging atoms and pregnant crystals, "masses", flags and banners, shooting stars, messianic spirals, sci-fi dolmens and apocalyptic engineering, and of course, Lenin'.
The essays neither pretend to solve grand theological dilemmas and differences that exist between these traditions, nor remain at the level of superficiality by merely offering descriptions of the theology of prayer for the sake of a jejune understanding.
It often feels like Tisala is channelling, with uncanny prescience, the jejune musings of Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.
History notes that Oliver le Jejune accompanied Samuel de Champlain and acted as an interpreter of the Miq'maq language.
The breathtaking insouciance of jejune publicists who speak in the name of foreign policy and who have no knowledge at all of the language real people actually speak, has fabricated an arid landscape ready for American power to construct there an ersatz model of free market 'democracy.
I hope I am not the only reader of Michael Sean Winters' heedlessly hostile and hopelessly jejune review of Michael Novak's late-in-life and wonderfully titled memoir, Writing From Left to Right.
In contrast, Rahul's jejune defence, unoriginal, anaemic and simply a retread of Congress party's all-too familiar refrain, convulses the media and catalyses politicians and party cadres into unconvincing ideological navel-gazing.
It is the psychologically immature, the spiritually jejune that lusts for certainty.
But don't worry about being caught up in the tracing of the roots of his symbolism in the context of a pre-Nietchzian society through the totality of a jejune circular relationship of form in this show.
O Somewhat less jejune was @IvantheKOs comment: "News is about the aberrant.
I don't love magical realism generally--I hated Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude--and Rushdie's version struck me as particularly heavy-handed, jejune and, worst of all, unilluminating.