Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Naive meets vapid -- jejune


"But Obama’s outrage makes him seem a little jejune." from Maureen Dowd's column in today's Times.

je·june [ji-joon] – adjective
1. without interest or significance; dull; insipid: a jejune novel.
2. juvenile; immature; childish: jejune behavior.
3. lacking knowledge or experience; uninformed: jejune attempts to design a house.
4. deficient or lacking in nutritive value: a jejune diet.

[Origin: from the Latin jéjūnus "fasting, hence hungry, hence scanty, meager, weak."]

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