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  1. without liveliness or spirit; dull or tedious: a vapid party;vapid conversation.

  2. lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid; flat: vapid tea.

Origin of vapid

First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin vapidus; akin to vapor

Other words for vapid

Opposites for vapid

Other words from vapid

  • va·pid·i·ty, vap·id·ness, noun
  • vap·id·ly, adverb

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How to use vapid in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for vapid


/ (ˈvæpɪd) /

  1. bereft of strength, sharpness, flavour, etc; flat

  2. boring or dull; lifeless: vapid talk

Origin of vapid

C17: from Latin vapidus; related to vappa tasteless or flat wine, and perhaps to vapor warmth

Derived forms of vapid

  • vapidity, noun
  • vapidly, adverb
  • vapidness, noun

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