Definition of vapid in English:
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.
insipid, uninspired, colourless, uninteresting, feeble, flat, dead, dull, boring, tedious, tired, unexciting, uninspiring, unimaginative, lifeless, zestless, spiritless, sterile, anaemic, tame, bloodless, jejune, vacuous, bland, stale, trite, pallid, wishy-washy, watery, tasteless, milk-and-water, flavourless
Mid 17th century (used originally in description of drinks as 'lacking in flavour'): from Latin vapidus.
- Example sentences
- 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.
- Example sentences
- 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.
Words that rhyme with vapidrapid, sapid
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