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November 25, 2022

Word of the Day: Jejune

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Word of the Day : November 25, 2022

jejune \jih-JOON\ adjective

What It Means

Jejune is a formal word often used as a synonym of juvenile to describe things (such as behaviors, attitudes, etc.) that are immature, childish, or simplistic. It can also mean "uninteresting" or "boring."

// Her rude and jejune remarks about the painting were entirely unbefitting someone of her stature in the art world.

// The movie adaptation employed surreal visual effects to tell the story, making the plot, jejune in the novel, archetypal rather than artless.

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