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#127180 - 04/10/04 11:56 AM jejune
Date: Wed Jul 5 00:55:07 EDT 2000
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 01:04 PM Re: jejune
I always have liked this word, but sadly the definition is so boring..._________________________
formerly known as etaoin...
#127182 - 04/10/04 01:33 PM Re: jejune
Dear etaoin: makes a handy sly insult. But not really
the kind of word I have an appetite for.
#127183 - 04/11/04 07:36 AM Re: jejune
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 09:13 AM Re: jejune
Joke on me. For quite a while I spelled it "jejeune"
and thought it was French for "pathetically immature".
#217345 - 06/27/14 09:08 AM Re: jejune [Re: wwh]
Loc: 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.
Edited by Bazr (06/27/14 09:13 AM)_________________________
live in the moment
#217411 - 06/30/14 05:49 PM ...should have gone into Words from Medicine ?? [Re: Bazr]
Loc: 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...
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