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Word of the Day – Asinine

By February 22, 2017Word of the Day

Asinine (adj)


Extremely stupid or foolish: Resembling an ass.

The origin of asinine is fairly obvious when you think of it; it comes from the 16th century Latin word asinus meaning ass.

Example sentences

“What is scary is that these big men and women sit, discuss, debate and come up with these asinine reasons for why things are in a mess.”

“To draw the conclusion that this person is a terrorist based on this ‘evidence’ is asinine.”

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