Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#127180 - 04/10/04 03:56 PM jejune  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
wwh Offline
Carpal Tunnel
wwh  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
Date: Wed Jul 5 00:55:07 EDT 2000
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--jejune

jejune (juh-JOON) adjective

1. Not interesting; dull.

2. Lacking maturity; childish

3. Lacking in nutrition.

[From Latin ieiunus, meager, dry, fasting.]





#127181 - 04/10/04 05:04 PM Re: jejune  
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Buffalo Shrdlu  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,210
Vermont
I always have liked this word, but sadly the definition is so boring...



formerly known as etaoin...
#127182 - 04/10/04 05:33 PM Re: jejune  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
wwh Offline
Carpal Tunnel
wwh  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
Dear etaoin: makes a handy sly insult. But not really
the kind of word I have an appetite for.


#127183 - 04/11/04 11:36 AM Re: jejune  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Faldage  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803
a handy sly insult

Yeah, it sounds like it should be used to refer to the girl-next-door type, young and delightfully fresh.


#127184 - 04/11/04 01:13 PM Re: jejune  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
wwh Offline
Carpal Tunnel
wwh  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
Joke on me. For quite a while I spelled it "jejeune"
and thought it was French for "pathetically immature".


#217345 - 06/27/14 01:08 PM Re: jejune [Re: wwh]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 287
Bazr Offline
enthusiast
Bazr  Offline
enthusiast

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 287
Victoria, Australia
Even though it has a dull meaning it is quite versatile in it's use.
This is a word that I would consider in my vocabulary.


Last edited by Bazr; 06/27/14 01:13 PM.

live in the moment
#217411 - 06/30/14 09:49 PM ...should have gone into Words from Medicine ?? [Re: Bazr]  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,604
wofahulicodoc Online content
Carpal Tunnel
wofahulicodoc  Online Content
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,604
Worcester, MA
...because it's also related to "jejunum," the second portion of the intestines (duodenum, jejunum, ileum, colon):

from an online etymology dictionary:
jejunum (n.) late 14c., from Latin ieiunum, neuter of ieiunus (see jejune)...So-called because it typically is found empty during dissections, perhaps because it would tend to drain in a body laid on its back...


Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,879
Posts224,117
Members9,030
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
santo, piostylist, prgill, thefoeller, Ajubdeen
9030 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 50 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 9,037
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.012s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 2.6903 MB (Peak: 2.8045 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-11-19 21:43:27 UTC