The obscure word of the week is jejune

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThis week’s obscure English word is jejune.

It’s an adjective derived from the Latin word for fasting, and means simplistic; or – in the case of writing – dull. Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word.

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4 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is jejune

  1. Oh — i remember this from an Arthur C. Clarke story. One character said he’d been asked to come up with a synonym for “insipid”. A second character said “vapid” and a third added “jejune” – “not to be outdone”.

    So, very much not obscure to me.

    And I’ve incidentally fulfilled your challenge. 😉


  2. This word is a favourite of critics, as in “This jejeune piece of drivel is typical of those born since the turn of the millennium.” Or “those born at the midpoint of the previous century.”

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