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vapid

[vap-id] /ˈvæp ɪd/
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
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin vapidus; akin to vapor
Related forms
vapidity, vapidness, noun
vapidly, adverb
Can be confused
vacant, vacuous, vapid.
Synonyms
1. lifeless, flavorless. 2. spiritless, unanimated, tiresome, prosaic.
Antonyms
1. pungent. 2. stimulating.
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British Dictionary definitions for vapidity

vapid

/ˈvæpɪd/
adjective
1.
bereft of strength, sharpness, flavour, etc; flat
2.
boring or dull; lifeless: vapid talk
Derived Forms
vapidity, noun
vapidly, adverb
vapidness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin vapidus; related to vappa tasteless or flat wine, and perhaps to vapor warmth
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Word Origin and History for vapidity

vapid

adj.

1650s, "flat, insipid" (of drinks), from Latin vapidus "flat, insipid," literally "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. Related: Vapidly.

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