vapid

[vap-id]
adjective
1.
lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid; flat: vapid tea.
2.
without liveliness or spirit; dull or tedious: a vapid party; vapid conversation.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin vapidus; akin to vapor

vapidity, vapidness, noun
vapidly, adverb

vacant, vacuous, vapid.


1. lifeless, flavorless. 2. spiritless, unanimated, tiresome, prosaic.


1. pungent. 2. stimulating.
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vapid (ˈvæpɪd)
 
adj
1.  bereft of strength, sharpness, flavour, etc; flat
2.  boring or dull; lifeless: vapid talk
 
[C17: from Latin vapidus; related to vappa tasteless or flat wine, and perhaps to vapor warmth]
 
va'pidity
 
n
 
'vapidly
 
adv
 
'vapidness
 
n

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vapid
1650s, "flat, insipid" (of drinks), from L. vapidus "flat, insipid," lit. "that has exhaled its vapor," related to vappa "stale wine," and probably to vapor "vapor." Applied from 1758 to talk and writing deemed dull and lifeless.
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Example sentences
She doesn't deserve millions for her empty, vapid performances when lots of great actors are struggling.
Labour hired the hall and plastered its windows with its vapid campaign slogan, forward not back.
And the two stars beam at each other in vapid but pleasant fashion.
She finds the social pursuits of her other sisters vapid and immature.
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