[ US /ˈvæpɪd/ ]
[ UK /vˈæpɪd/ ]
  1. lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest
    a vapid smile
    a vapid conversation
    a bunch of vapid schoolgirls
  2. lacking taste or flavor or tang
    vapid tea
    insipid hospital food
    vapid beer
    flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    a bland diet
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How To Use vapid In A Sentence

  • Locale: Staging and dressing together constitute locale and their absence will render it "vague" or "vapid" -- though a writer might, of course, pare away the requisite details deliberately, in the same way they might pare away features distinguishing voice. Archive 2009-12-01
  • This may by some readers be attributed to the absence of that dashing _caricatura_ style and constant aiming at antitheses, which, if it relieve the vapidness of the story, does not add to its natural attractions. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 553, June 23, 1832
  • The screeches of some of the more outlandish among gloomy modern composers or the illiterate wailings of some vapid rock ‘musician’ are subjected to sham scholarship and pseudo philosophising.
  • Hannah McGill called the movie a ‘challenge to apathetic, vapidly amoral cinematic shock tactics’.
  • The British are still reticent about their deepest fears - class war, a reversion to economic feudalism, the spectre of an all-dominant and all-vapid consumer society.
  • In a time of vapid politicians who only speak from pre-agreed scripts, a bit of colour, rank mischief and sharp politics cannot go amiss.
  • There's a satire in here but it's hidden under layers of misogyny and vapid violence. Times, Sunday Times
  • But we hadn't seen any evidence of the network's vapidity at this point. Times, Sunday Times
  • People criticise her as being a sort of vapid, attention seeking pseudo-feminist man-hater, failing, I think, to recognise the context within which she became important.
  • It may be true that, according to Freddoso, Obama dismissed the slogan “Yes we can” as “vapid and mindless” when it was first proposed to him, in 2004, but he liked it well enough in 2008, and then came the null emptiness of the phrase — the audacity of hope — that he annexed from a windy sermon by Jeremiah Wright. Cool Cat
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