(a.) Of or belonging to, or having the qualities of, the ass, as stupidity and obstinacy.
(1) If only the prize itself could get away from its asinine "glittering occasion" presentation, it might yet be taken as seriously as it deserves to be - at least when it is awarded to projects like Accordia, a scheme that promises to transcend fads and fashion.
(2) I'd groan at gossip magazines, furious with the world's asinine obsession with celebrity, disappointed by women gazing doe-eyed at the camera with vulnerable, save-me expressions on their Botoxed faces.
(3) It is asinine because at every turn politicians have made worse the imbalance between demand and supply.
(4) Chris Grayling, to take an asinine example, claimed last week that the courts have been taken over by left-wing agitators.
(5) The thought came over me: am I to spend all the best part of my life in this wretched bondage, forcibly suppressing my rage at the idleness, the apathy and the hyperbolic and most asinine stupidity of these fat headed oafs and on compulsion assuming an air of kindness, patience and assiduity?
(6) These two isolates appear prototypic of two previously unrecorded herpesviruses for which the names asinine herpesvirus 2 and 3 are suggested for the betaherpesvirus and the alphaherpesvirus respectively.
(7) As he rhetorically asked: "Can anyone seriously believe the dispute would have gone global, or that the British government would have made its asinine threat to suspend the Ecuadorean embassy's diplomatic status and enter it by force, or that scores of police would have surrounded the building, swarming up and down the fire escape and guarding every window, if it was all about one man wanted for questioning over sex crime allegations in Stockholm?"
(8) The S. schenckii has been described in São Paulo, Brazil, in canines, felines, asinines, bovines, equines and murines.
(9) The sad truth is that housing policy in Britain is asinine and cowardly.
(10) Stewart’s impersonation had ripple effects, including the imagining of the real-estate developer’s minions during his asinine quest to reveal President Obama’s “true birth certificate” , but Stewart was never funnier than when he channeled Trump himself, razzing him for taking Sarah Palin out for a less-than-true New York slice of pizza .
(11) Having read (and loved) her first two books , I would have considered Lewycka an unlikely candidate to pen such an asinine attack on the stock market – which made it all the more disappointing to see what poison flowed from her pen.
(12) Not to be outdone, the endlessly asinine “explanatory journalism” site Vox informed us that “ If the supercontinent Pangaea spontaneously reunited, the US would border the Ebola epidemic”.
(13) For a year now, pollsters, the media and the world at large have been baffled by the fact that no incendiary or asinine thing Trump says or tweets seems to make any dent in his appeal.
(14) A panel of 14 monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) was used to characterize the high abundance glycoproteins of equine herpesviruses 4 (EHV-4) and 1 (EHV-1), and asinine herpesvirus 3 (AHV-3).
(15) There is not much he can do about the asinine point-scoring style; one can only hope that at some point the frontbenches start to realise how much damage they're doing to themselves, never mind to politics generally.
(16) In comparison with the horse, the asinine nasopharynx is markedly constricted in its middle part and the laryngeal airway has a more acute angulation relative to the nasopharynx.
(17) Of all the asinine interventions made by the English establishment in the Polanski affair, this was the worst.
(18) Proteins of purified virions of equine herpesvirus 4 (EHV-4; equine rhinopneumonitis), EHV-1 (equine abortion virus) and asinine herpesvirus 3 (AHV-3) were compared by metabolic labelling with [35S]methionine or [14C]glucosamine during growth of low passage virus in natural host cells (horse or donkey) and high passage virus in an appropriate cell line and analysis by SDS-PAGE.
(19) Lastly, it was asinine not to understand that private capital demands financial returns well above the cost of capital available to the low-risk state.
(20) Elena V (@amariselv) @HunterFelt I will not refrain from expressing my thoughts about pitchers hitting: It's asinine.
(n.) An ass; or (less frequently) a mule.
(n.) A stupid or obstinate fellow; an ass.
(1) Plays like The Workhouse Donkey (1963) and Armstrong's Last Goodnight (1964) were staged in major theatres, but as the decade progressed so his identification with the increasingly radical climate of the times began to lead away from the mainstream theatre.
(2) You’d think Michael Foot himself was running, attending debates in a hammer and sickle-print donkey jacket, from the amount we’ve been talking about him.
(3) A study of gonadotrophin production in horses and donkeys bearing hybrid foals has yielded fascinating results about the immunology of pregnancy.
(4) Leukocyte microsomal HMG-CoA reductase, first immobilized onto a nitrocellulose filter, is sequentially reacted with 1) monospecific, polyclonal rabbit anti-rat liver HMG-CoA reductase antiserum, which crossreacts with the human liver and leukocyte enzymes; 2) biotinylated donkey anti-rabbit immunoglobulin; 3) a streptavidin-horseradish peroxidase conjugate; and 4) 4-chloro-1-naphthol and H2O2 to visualize the quantity of horseradish peroxidase bound to the immunocomplex.
(5) Four books of his songs have been published, as well as a children's song book called Little Donkey, with illustrations by J Patrick Lewis.
(6) Hagere Selam remains a modest place of mudwalled shops with corrugated roofs, cows, donkeys and sheep wandering unpaved streets and children idling away an afternoon at table football – a generation with no memory of the famine that killed hundreds of thousands and woke up the world.
(7) A llama, a miniature horse, and a miniature donkey with severe bilateral congenital flexural deformities of the metacarpophalangeal and metatarsophalangeal joints were treated successfully by arthrodesis with dynamic compression plating or external skeletal fixation.
(8) The incidence of hydatidosis in donkeys and the relationship of the domestic cycle to the wildlife cycle operating in the same area is unknown and requires further study.
(9) Many arrive on donkeys from Turkey, but there is no way of knowing which products are counterfeit and which are real.
(10) Best-known for creating Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros , Shigeru Miyamoto is an acclaimed games designer and general manager of Nintendo's entertainment analysis and development division.
(11) Leucocytes from the blood of adult and young donkeys (Equus asinus L.), adult horses (Equus caballus L.), adult mules (Equus asinus x Equus caballus) and adult pigs (Sus scrofa L.) were obtained in a high degree of purity (99.9%) using Na2-EDTA-dextrans mixtures.
(12) Her latest show War Donkey is at the Assembly Rooms.
(13) In October 2013, in a sign of how bad things had become, the imam of Yarmouk’s largest mosque issued a fatwa that permitted people to eat cats, dogs and donkeys.
(14) In vivo mucus transport rates were studied in humans and donkeys by external measurement of the rate of clearance of insoluble monodisperse gamma-tagged aerosols.
(15) Erythrocytes of guinea-pig, rabbit, hamster, rat, chicken, dog and donkey formed a lower percentage of rosettes.
(16) A 246 bp cDNA clone representing the C-terminal region of the donkey (Equus asinus) chorionic gonadotrophin (CG)-beta subunit was isolated from a placental library.
(17) • Gîtes (sleeping 4-7 from €450 a week, 020-3603 1160, babyfriendlyboltholes.co.uk Croas Men farm, near Morlaix Accommodation options at this unusual campsite include ridge tents and a gypsy caravan but the best option for families is La Maisonnette, a simple wooden house overlooking a donkey meadow.
(18) "The hut has been in the same family for donkey's years," he said.
(19) Four out of the 6 donkeys had B. equi antibodies while 2 of them had detectable parasitaemia.
(20) Thus it was possible to separate histochemically the TA muscle in the rostral (pars ventricularis) and caudal (pars vocalis) portions which are related to the VE and the VO muscles of the dog, horse and donkey.