- lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid; flat: vapid tea.
- without liveliness or spirit; dull or tedious: a vapid party; vapid conversation.
Origin of vapid
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Examples from the Web for vapid
By now, you would think that journalists should have tired of giving their vapid ideas yet another platform.Here's How to Dig Out of This 'Stupid Sh*t' U.S. Foreign Policy
Leslie H. Gelb
August 13, 2014
She is too vapid and immature (and untalented) to pull off something really seductive.Miley Cyrus: The Nadir of American Civilization?
August 28, 2013
Grand language wrapped around a thin message produces only vapid blather.Why Inaugural Speeches Fail
January 21, 2013
You pretty much can't get a better absurdist parody of politicians' vapid sure-is-nice-to-be-here patter than that.Mitt's Sense of Humor, Ctd.
October 19, 2012
This had, she noted correctly, transformed those hearings into “a vapid and hollow charade.”Attack Kagan Already!
June 29, 2010
No; the tame and vapid acquiescents are not to be found in literature.Mountain Meditations
He was born to the camp, and not to the vapid air of courts.Love-at-Arms
And what a number of vapid and tasteless jokes would it provoke!Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
Some vapid, frivolous, and would-be fashionable, but all full of kindly motive.Under Fire
Do they take me for so vapid a little fool that I may be compelled to any course they choose?Margaret Tudor
Annie T. Colcock
- bereft of strength, sharpness, flavour, etc; flat
- boring or dull; lifelessvapid talk
Word Origin and History for vapid
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.