jejune for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (dʒɪdʒuːn)
1. graded adjective & adjective
If you describe something or someone as jejune, you are criticizing them for being very simple and unsophisticated. [formal, disapproval] ⇒ They were of great service in correcting my jejune generalizations.
2. graded adjective & adjective
If you describe something or someone as jejune, you mean they are dull and boring. [old-fashioned] ⇒ We knew we were in for a pretty long, jejune evening.
It had been Florence he had been thinking of, not Rome, and to Florence a jejune but open-minded Cedric Eddington had duly gone.Aird, Catherine A DEAD LIBERTYOf course it needed re-writing, it was rather jejune , but there was something about it... `Meek, M R D IN REMEMBRANCE OF ROSEBut I decided to fight because, not to sound too jejune , a man fights for what he believes in.Patrick Ness THE CRASH OF HENNINGTON