jejune


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lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality

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lacking in nutritive value

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displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

lacking interest or significance or impact

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One reason the writing produced by many students and by some working communicators is jejune seems to be a lack of propellant.
His regular reminders to the country that he too belongs to the breed of the common man clearly worked their magic, a feat impossible for the jejune Rahul Gandhi to pull off, and to a certain extent also a national challenge for Modi, who though having risen from the ranks is now obsessed with being larger than life.
More jejune conservatives blamed decay on rival political parties, on improper "ideas" that have bad consequences, or subtle changes in philosophy.
and there pour forth jejune words and useless empty phrases.
That the clean, prim Sukarno was so deeply aware of the power of symbolism perhaps explains his fierce paranoia Toward Western influences, no matter how jejune.
Freddie would probably decry it as unspeakably jejune, but that was rather the point of Freddie.
But it also hinders meaningful critical engagement with several late novels, even when pregnant analytical possibilities arise, as in Bergonzi's jejune treatment of characters and symbolism in The Human Factor (165) and his patronizing dismissal of The Comedians as "an accomplished adventure story" (158).
Humanists often overlook the inherent chaos, guile, and disingenuous nature of us all while reciting the jejune rallying cry of human based-ethics, reason, morality, and compassion.
ME: Even though Seascape won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975, some critics found it perplexing or jejune, or just didn't know what to say about it.
Perhaps, one double dactyl leading to another, some then would have picked up a copy of the novel Tumbling in the Hay [1939], in which Gogarty turns the authorial tables on Joyce in depicting a jejune Dublin aesthete with the familiar name of "Kinch.
Comments are often jejune and betray less than adequate mastery of the literature.
tawdry, jejune letter, with its stale slogans, its typically British