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Difference between Inanition and Inanity

Inanition is a lack of vitality or spirit, or exhaustion from hunger.

  • The cheerleaders’ inanition irritated the basketball coach.
  • The report details how the prisoners were starved into inanition.

Inanity means a total lack of meaning, ideas, or sense.

  • He resented the inanity of the tasks given to him daily.