asinine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin asinīnus (of a donkey or ass).

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asinine (comparative more asinine, superlative most asinine)

  1. Failing to exercise intelligence or judgment; ridiculously below average rationality.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 2/2/2, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      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.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

asinine f

  1. Feminine plural form of asinino

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

asinīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of asinīnus