- without contents; empty: the vacuous air.
- lacking in ideas or intelligence: a vacuous mind.
- expressing or characterized by a lack of ideas or intelligence; inane; stupid: a vacuous book.
- purposeless; idle: a vacuous way of life.
Origin of vacuous
Related Words for vacuousnesschasm, destitution, desolation, vacuum, hollowness, gap, vacancy, barrenness, blank, vacuity, waste, exhaustion, inanity, inanition
Examples from the Web for vacuousness
Contemporary Examples of vacuousness
He hated TV for chasing fads and its vacuousness, but also because it paid him too little, notes Itzkoff dryly.Paddy Chayefsky: The Dark Prophet of ‘Network’ News
February 16, 2014
Historical Examples of vacuousness
Then he looked up at Victoria with something like vacuousness.A Bed of Roses
W. L. George
- containing nothing; empty
- bereft of ideas or intelligence; mindless
- characterized by or resulting from vacancy of minda vacuous gaze
- indulging in no useful mental or physical activity; idle
- logic maths (of an operator or expression) having no import; idle: in (x) (John is tall) the quantifier (x) is vacuous
Word Origin for vacuous
Word Origin and History for vacuousness
1640s, "empty," from Latin vacuus "empty, void, free" (see vacuum). Figurative sense of "empty of ideas" is from 1848. Related: Vacuously; vacuousness.