ASININE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for ASININE?

Need another word that means the same as “asinine”? Find 31 synonyms and 30 related words for “asinine” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Asinine” are: fatuous, inane, stupid, foolish, pointless, brainless, mindless, senseless, doltish, idiotic, imbecilic, imbecile, insane, lunatic, ridiculous, ludicrous, absurd, preposterous, nonsensical, silly, childish, infantile, puerile, immature, juvenile, witless, half-baked, empty-headed, unintelligent, half-witted, slow-witted

Asinine as an Adjective

Definitions of "Asinine" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “asinine” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Devoid of intelligence.
  • Extremely stupid or foolish.
  • Extremely silly or stupid.

Synonyms of "Asinine" as an adjective (31 Words)

absurdInconsistent with reason or logic or common sense.
The allegations are patently absurd.
brainlessStupid; very foolish.
A brainless bimbo.
childishIndicating a lack of maturity.
Childish enthusiasm.
doltish(of a person) stupid; idiotic.
A doltish character.
empty-headedLacking seriousness; given to frivolity.
fatuousSilly and pointless.
A fatuous comment.
foolishLacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
A foolish decision.
half-bakedFoolish; totally unsound.
half-wittedRetarded in intellectual development.
idioticInsanely irresponsible.
I was able to hum its idiotic theme tune.
imbecileHaving a mental age of three to seven years.
Try not to make imbecile remarks.
imbecilicHaving a mental age of three to seven years.
immatureNot fully developed or mature; not ripe.
Many of the fish caught are immature.
inaneDevoid of intelligence.
Don t badger people with inane questions.
infantileIndicating a lack of maturity.
Infantile colic.
insaneIn a state of mind which prevents normal perception, behaviour, or social interaction; seriously mentally ill.
Was declared insane.
juvenileChildish; immature.
The prey of juvenile owls.
ludicrousSo unreasonable as to invite derision.
It is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion.
lunaticMentally ill (not in technical use.
A ward of lunatic old ladies.
mindlessRequiring little mental effort.
Mindless tasks.
nonsensicalSo unreasonable as to invite derision.
Ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer.
pointlessHaving little or no sense, use, or purpose.
It s pointless to plan too far ahead.
preposterousContrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.
A preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history.
puerileDisplaying or suggesting a lack of maturity.
Puerile jokes.
ridiculousIncongruous;inviting ridicule.
Her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous.
senselessLacking common sense; wildly foolish.
The latch was too tight for his stiff and senseless fingers.
sillyLacking seriousness; given to frivolity.
A silly idea.
slow-wittedRetarded in intellectual development.
unintelligentHaving or showing a low level of intelligence.
A good natured but unintelligent boy.
witless(of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment.
He was scared witless.

Usage Examples of "Asinine" as an adjective

  • Lydia ignored his asinine remark.

Associations of "Asinine" (30 Words)

airheadA bridgehead seized by airborne troops.
Every airhead on a big salary rushed out to buy one.
benightedOvertaken by night or darkness.
They saw themselves as bringers of culture to poor benighted peoples.
bigotedObstinately or unreasonably attached to a belief, opinion, or faction, in particular prejudiced against or antagonistic towards a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular group.
A bigoted person.
doltA stupid person.
dullardA person who is not very bright.
His dullard cousin.
dumbMake dumb or unheard silence.
They stared in dumb amazement.
fatuityA ludicrous folly.
fatuousDevoid of intelligence.
A fatuous comment.
follyA theatrical revue with glamorous female performers.
An act of sheer folly.
foolMake a fool or dupe of.
She had been fooling herself in thinking she could remain indifferent.
fooleryFoolish or senseless behavior.
We endured his foolery all afternoon.
foolhardyRecklessly bold or rash.
It would be foolhardy to go into the scheme without support.
foolishHaving or revealing stupidity.
A foolish decision.
idiotA person of subnormal intelligence.
idioticIncongruous;inviting ridicule.
I was able to hum its idiotic theme tune.
ignoramusAn ignorant person.
Assume that your examiner is an ignoramus and explain everything to him.
imbecileStupid; idiotic.
Try not to make imbecile remarks.
inaneDevoid of intelligence.
Don t badger people with inane questions.
indiscreetHaving, showing, or proceeding from too great a readiness to reveal things that should remain private or secret.
They have been embarrassed by indiscreet friends.
mystifyMake obscure or mysterious.
Lawyers who mystify the legal system so that laymen find it unintelligible.
perplexBe a mystery or bewildering to.
They were perplexing a subject plain in itself.
ridiculousDeserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd.
That ridiculous tartan cap.
sillyRidiculously trivial or frivolous.
How silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years.
twitA silly or foolish person.
vacuityTotal lack of meaning or ideas.
He denounced what he considered the frivolity or vacuity of much contemporary painting.
vacuousHaving or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless.
A vacuous smile.
witless(of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment.
He was scared witless.

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