Definition of vapid in English:

vapid

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Pronunciation: /ˈvapɪd
 
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adjective

Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging; bland: tuneful but vapid musical comedies
More example sentences
  • It is not a trait that endears Allen to neoconservatives, who regard him as intellectually vapid and ideologically bland.
  • This bland collection of vapid songs and empty sentiments sounds exactly as you would expect.
  • Somewhere through the course of their vapid conversation, she caught my eye and smirked knowingly.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 17th century (used originally in description of drinks as 'lacking in flavour'): from Latin vapidus.

Derivatives

vapidity

Pronunciation: /vaˈpɪdɪti/
noun
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  • I am computer literate but I find surfing the net is only equalled in its vapidity by the banality of today's TV programmes.
  • What a commentary on the crowd-pleasing vapidity of our civilisation - and what a comment on its prodigious riches, alertness to opportunity, and creative power.
  • The vapidity of their comments is about what I'd expected it to be.

vapidly

adverb
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  • Hannah McGill called the movie a ‘challenge to apathetic, vapidly amoral cinematic shock tactics’.
  • ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast ‘mocks late-night television shows where empty celebrities tell bad jokes and ramble vapidly.’
  • For some, the minute attention to nuances of bygone manners makes her simple romances vapidly parochial.

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