jejune naive or unsophisticated, not necessarily anything to do with youth.
Abrams’s jejune screenplay—and the film had a lukewarm reception at the box office.
In 2008, Jeff Hull, an artist working in and around San Francisco, founded the Jejune Institute.
In a version of Philadelphia, the Jejune Institute is a real thing, although the nature of what is real is a subject of some fun.
Judged in antiquity to be plain, sweet, persuasive, graceful, poetic, and a model of Attic purity, it now strikes some as jejune.
As a teen-ager, did he produce, under the alias Psychedelic Warlord, jejune poems and stories, including one whose narrator enjoyed running down children with a car?
This interpretation began with Mercy Otis Warren, who called “The Age of Reason” “jejune,” and concluded that, in prison, Paine had “endeavoured to ingratiate himself.”
The exception is the song “I Miss the Music,” in which the nature of collaboration is explained to the jejune detective, and genuine longing finds its way into the manic fun.
(The “induction videos” that Hull created for the Jejune Institute, re-created here, share their deadpan manner and Betamax sensibility with the training films of LesterCorp, from “Being John Malkovich.”)
Commercial novels, in general, whether they’re thrillers or romance or science fiction, employ language that is at best undistinguished and at worst characterized by a jejune mentality and a tendency to state the obvious.
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