Definition of inanely in US English:

inanely

adverb

  • See inane

    • ‘For some reason, this suddenly struck me as extremely funny, and I nearly burst out giggling inanely right there.’
    • ‘Davis grinned inanely as his support melted away.’
    • ‘I know what some of you are thinking: ‘Oh, he's far too serious, and all he does is waffle on inanely, without providing any decent links to interesting sites around the net.’’
    • ‘Often I just nod inanely and mutter’ fine’ even when I am less than impressed.’
    • ‘I said to him, inanely, ‘You seem to be a happy man.’’

Pronunciation

inanely

/iˈnānlē/