Saturday, 14 July 2012

Entry: jejune (adj.)

In context: "Mario's openly jejune version of is late father's take on the rise of O.N.A.N. and U.S. Experialism unfolds in little diffracted bits..."

Definition: Here:

Puerile, childish; also, naïve.

and

Unsatisfying to the mind or soul; dull, flat, insipid, bald, dry, uninteresting; meagre, scanty, thin, poor; wanting in substance or solidity. Said of thought, feeling, action, etc., and esp. of speech or writing; also transf. of the speaker or writer. (The prevailing sense.)

but also, interestingly:

Without food, fasting; hungry. Obs.

and

Unsatisfying to the mind or soul; dull, flat, insipid, bald, dry, uninteresting; meagre, scanty, thin, poor; wanting in substance or solidity. Said of thought, feeling, action, etc., and esp. of speech or writing; also transf. of the speaker or writer. (The prevailing sense.)


Other: There are more JJ words acceptable in North American Scrabble than you might guess, though most are variations on a root:


JIPIJAPA
JIPIJAPAS
JOJOBA
JOJOBAS
HAJJES
JEJUNAL
JEJUNA
HAJJI
HAJJIS
HAJJ
JIMJAMS
JUJUBES
JUJUBE
JEJUNENESSES
JEJUNENESS
JEJUNITIES
JEJUNELY
JEJUNE
JEJUNITY
JEJUNUM
JIUJITSUS
JIUJITSU
JUJUISMS
JUJUISM
JUJITSUS
JUJUISTS
JIUJUTSUS
JUJITSU
JUJUIST
JIUJUTSU
JUJUTSUS
JUJUTSU
JUJUS
JUJU


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Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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