Origin of vacuous
Examples from the Web for vacuous
Smith speaks with perfect articulation and a vacuous undertone laces her words.
The assumption that feminism comes in a neat, Xeroxable package is gravely outmoded and vacuous.Despite What You May Think, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna Are Feminists|Rawiya Kameir|November 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Speaking of Daisy, Mulligan does as elegant a job as possible portraying such a vacuous character.The Great Gatsby, Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Is a Relentless Assault on the Senses|Marlow Stern|May 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In America, however, there is a stubborn strain of vacuous unawareness that reflects no credit on American society.
That vacuous content which engrosses the body after long indisposition, held her imperatively.A Mountain Woman and Others|(AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie
But they were nowhere to be seen; the faces were stolid, or indifferent, or intent, or vacuous.
He was in his ghostly incognito, for he always traveled lightly in vacuous and doubtful regions.The Book of Gud|Dan Spain
The counsel of the vacuous Mr. Fopling followed him to ring in his ears like words of guidance.The President|Alfred Henry Lewis
Vacuous refers to the condition of being empty or vacant, regarded as continuous or characteristic.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
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Word Origin for vacuous
Word Origin and History for vacuous
1640s, "empty," from Latin vacuus "empty, void, free" (see vacuum). Figurative sense of "empty of ideas" is from 1848. Related: Vacuously; vacuousness.