foolish, unintelligent, or silly; stupid:
It is surprising that supposedly intelligent people can make such asinine statements.
of or like an ass:
asinine obstinacy; asinine features.
The man sinks; the animal soars—thrusting his jaw out sidewise in a satisfied yawn, secure in the serenity of his asininity.
The Army Mule and Other War Sketches Henry A. Castle
Still, he could not comprehend how they had had the asininity to “decline” it at all.
A Black Adonis Linn Boyd Porter
Nature has kindly preordained that there shall be no bar in the intimate relations of humanity and asininity.
Letters of Peregrine Pickle George P. Upton
These receptions are stupefying in their asininity, but they come to pass in most consulates, and those at Tunis are no exception.
In the Land of Mosques & Minarets Francis Miltoun
obstinate or stupid
resembling an ass
c.1600, “obstinate, stupid,” from Latin asininus “stupid,” literally “like an ass,” from asinus “ass,” also “dolt, blockhead” (see ass (n.1)). The literal sense in English is recorded from 1620s.
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asip American Society of Investigative Pathology Historical Examples There were at least two classes of priests who dealt in the occult—the bar, or seers, and the asip, or wizards. Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria Lewis Spence
a district in SW Saudi Arabia. Historical Examples Asir might suit the naturalist or explorer who could adapt himself to his environment and respect local prejudice. Pan-Islam George Wyman Bury What we call a heathen is one who worships the old gods–the Asir. King Alfred’s Viking Charles W. Whistler There are those among you who […]
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