asinine

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin asinīnus (of a donkey or ass).

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asinine (comparative more asinine, superlative most asinine)

  1. Very foolish; failing to exercise intelligence or judgment or rationality.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, “2/2/2”, in “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.
    “Hamor, peel me an onion,” said the sybaritic troll to his asinine companion.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

asinine

  1. feminine of asinin

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

asinine

  1. feminine plural of asinino

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

asinīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of asinīnus