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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Her analysis should (but won't) end the jejune debates of academics over "realism" and "idealism," to say nothing of "soft power."
From that beginning Readers are carried along with this jejune almost adolescent who is so like many youngsters we all know, not really a baby, but is not quite as grown up and ready to face whatever may await as they may think they are.
Like Smithson, with his evocative description of the "jejune" experiment of black and white sand irreversibly mixing in a sandbox, Wermers, too, seemed here to be dedicated to disrupting our nostalgia for modernism's orderly visual field with entreaties in favor of the multisensory, the personal, and the impure.
On returning to his rooms in college he "found them exactly as I had left them that morning, I detected a jejune air that had not irked me before.
There's no denying the energy and the passion of his inventive Interpretation, but It's a jejune piece, lacking the near-universal appeal of his 2013 electropop opera "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812."
In November, when I presented my findings on graffiti at a conference in Athens entitled "The War on the Human," most Greek students in attendance seemed nonplussed by my jejune lecture.
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.
* 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.