|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Extremely stupid; ridiculous.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin asinus (ass), from the general reputation of donkeys -- entirely undeserved -- as being stubborn and stupid.
USAGE:"With banks crashing and unemployment soaring, Prohibition felt like what it was -- an asinine waste of time and money."
Dan Gardner; You Can't Tell Us Drug Legalization is Impossible; The Ottawa Citizen (Canada); Apr 10, 2009.
Explore "asinine" in the Visual Thesaurus.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. -John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704)
Contribute | Advertise
© 2013 Wordsmith