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jejune
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
boring, simplistic, or childish
The exact meaning of jejune depends upon its context. Each indicates that something desired is lacking. For example:
  • jejune ideas — lacking interest or significance
  • jejune response — lacking maturity or sophistication
  • jejune diet — lacking nutritional value
  • ...else to do, Will would not at this time have been meditating on the needs of the English people or criticising English statesmanship: he would probably have been rambling in Italy sketching plans for several dramas, trying prose and finding it too jejune, trying verse and finding it too artificial, beginning to copy "bits" from old pictures, leaving off because they were "no good," and observing that, after all, self-culture was the principal point; while in politics he would have been...
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (30% in)

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