an ancient town in S Greece, on the Gulf of Argolis.
1530s, “she-ass,” from French asine, from Latin asina (see ass (n.1)).
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. Contemporary Examples asinine comments like this leave the President looking like the only mature kid in town. See Ya, Randian Romney! Justin Green November 14, 2012 She hypnotized Cory […]
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. Historical Examples 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 […]
abbreviation Australian Security Intelligence Organization Historical Examples The asio accipitrinus is not rare hereabouts, nor is it dangerous to mankind. The Flying Death Samuel Hopkins Adams On several occasions, in winter, groups of long-eared owls (asio otus) have been found roosting in thickets of chinquapin oak. The Forest Habitat of the University of Kansas Natural […]
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