Grand language wrapped around a thin message produces only vapid blather.
This had, she noted correctly, transformed those hearings into “a vapid and hollow charade.”
She is too vapid and immature (and untalented) to pull off something really seductive.
You pretty much can't get a better absurdist parody of politicians' vapid sure-is-nice-to-be-here patter than that.
vapid one-sided-conversation samples littered the air, thinning the communal atmosphere of theater-going.
And Selwyn found himself drifting, mildly interested in the vapid exchange of civilities which cost nobody a mental effort.
The fruit of her labor was in her hands, but it was vapid, tasteless, unsatisfying.
Lavinia took it, thankful to escape from Mr. Holt's vapid conversation.
Yet their lives were vapid monotonies, only long in months and years.
Gilderman listened to the silly, vapid words as though they were removed from him.
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.