Definition of inane:
absurd (part of speech: adjective)
- thoughtless (part of speech: adjective)
foolish (part of speech: adjective)
Caused fifteen drops to be given to the low comedian of a Broadway Theatre, and that night he was positively dressed more like a man than a monkey, actually spoke some lines of the author, made only three inane attempts at puerile witticisms- only twice went out of his way to introduce some grossly indelicate line into his part, and for a wonder, lost so much of his self- conceit that for a full half- hour he did not believe himself the greatest comedian in the world.- "Doesticks, What He Says", Q. K. Philander Doesticks.
Once again, in the course of her wanderings, she came opposite the picture of the old- fashioned child- the child whose hair was curled in primitive and stiff ringlets, whose blue eyes looked out at the world with a somewhat meaningless stare, and whose impossible and rosy lips were pursed up in an inane smile.- "The Children of Wilton Chase", Mrs. L. T. Meade.
- "The Fourth R", George Oliver Smith.