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Asinine Explained

asinine at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['æsə'naın]

asinine at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1610, from L. asininus "stupid," lir. "like an ass," from asinus "ass," also "dolt, blockhead" (see ass). ///

asinine at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: asininus 'of a donkey', from asinus; ASS]// extremely stupid or silly// ridiculous// --What an asinine remark!//

asinine at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

127 Moby Thesaurus words for "asinine":
Boeotian, absurd, airy, apish, batty, beef-brained, beef-witted,
befooled, beguiled, besotted, blockish, bovid, bovine, brainless,
buffoonish, caprid, caprine, catchpenny, chumpish, cloddish,
cockeyed, cowish, cowlike, crass, crazy, credulous, daffy, daft,
dazed, deerlike, dense, dizzy, doltish, doting, dullard, dumb,
duncical, duncish, empty, equestrian, equine, fat, fatuitous,
fatuous, flaky, flimsy, fond, fool, foolheaded, foolish, fribble,
fribbling, frivolous, frothy, fuddled, futile, gaga, goatish,
goatlike, goofy, gross, gulled, hircine, hoggish, hoofed, horsy,
idiotic, idle, imbecile, inane, ineducable, inept, infatuated,
insane, irrational, klutzy, kooky, light, loony, lumpish, mad,
maudlin, mindless, moronic, mulish, nugacious, nugatory, nutty,
oafish, opaque, otiose, ovine, piggish, puerile, ruminant, sappy,
screwy, senseless, sentimental, shallow, sheepish, sheeplike,
silly, slender, slight, sottish, stupid, superficial, swinish,
thick, thoughtless, trifling, trite, trivial, ungulate,
unreasonable, unteachable, unwitty, vacuous, vain, vapid, wacky,
weak-minded, wet, windy, witless, wrongheaded

Asinine at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Asinine \As"i*nine\, a. [L. asininus, fr. asinus ass. See
{Ass}.]
Of or belonging to, or having the qualities of, the ass, as
stupidity and obstinacy. ``Asinine nature.'' --B. Jonson.
``Asinine feast.'' --Milton.

asinine at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

asinine
adj : complacently or inanely foolish [syn: {fatuous}, {inane}, {mindless},
{vacuous}]

asinine at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
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Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » asininus|asinīnus|of a donkey or ass|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » RP|US Inter: IPA » /ˈæs.ɪ.naɪn/|/ˈæs.ə.naɪn/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"{s.I.naIn/|/"{s.@.naIn/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-asinine.ogg|Audio (US)

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j


  • Failing to exercise intelligence or judgment; ridiculously below average rationality.
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1922|author=Category: w - :Michael Arlen|Michael Arlen|title=“Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days|chapter=2/2/2|url=http://openlibrary.org/works/OL1519647W|passage=They danced on silently, softly. Their feet played tricks to the beat of the tireless measure, that exquisitely asinine blare which is England's punishment for having lost America.
    2. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of donkeys.

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » failing to exercise intelligence or judgment foolish, obstinate

      Derived terms

      * asininely

  • asininity

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » failing to exercise intelligence or judgment
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|oerdom, Inter: t+ » nl|achterlijk
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|typerä, Inter: t- » fi|aasimainen
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|глуп|m|tr=glup
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|debilny|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|глупый|tr=glúpyj, Inter: t+ » ru|дебильный|tr=debílʹnyj, Inter: t+ » ru|ослиный|tr=oslínyj
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estúpido
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|åsnelik, Inter: t+ » sv|enfaldig


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » of or relating to a donkey
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|магарешки
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|ezelachtig
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|aasi|alt=aasi-, Inter: t+ » fi|aasi|alt=aasin-, Inter: t- » fi|aasimainen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|asinin
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|asinino|m
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|asininus|alt=asinīnus


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|магарешки|m|tr=magáreški
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|ośli|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ослиный|tr=oslínyj
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|asnal
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|åsnelik

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Italian

    Adjective

    asinine {{f}}
  • Feminine plural form of asinino

    Anagrams

    * insanie

  • Category: Category:Italian adjective forms -

    Latin

    Adjective

    Inter: la-adj-form » asinīne
  • Inter: inflection of » asininus|asinīnus|voc|m|s|lang=la

  • Translation: et » asinine
    Translation: fr » asinine
    Translation: ko » asinine
    Translation: io » asinine
    Translation: it » asinine
    Translation: ku » asinine
    Translation: my » asinine
    Translation: nl » asinine
    Translation: pl » asinine
    Translation: ru » asinine
    Translation: fi » asinine
    Translation: ta » asinine
    Translation: te » asinine
    Translation: th » asinine
    Translation: vi » asinine
    Translation: zh » asinine