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vapid

[ vap-id ]
/ ˈvæp ɪd /
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adjective

lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid; flat: vapid tea.
without liveliness or spirit; dull or tedious: a vapid party; vapid conversation.

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Origin of vapid

1650–60; from Latin vapidus; akin to vapor

OTHER WORDS FROM vapid

va·pid·i·ty, vap·id·ness, nounvap·id·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for vapid

vapid
/ (ˈvæpɪd) /

adjective

bereft of strength, sharpness, flavour, etc; flat
boring or dull; lifelessvapid talk

Derived forms of vapid

vapidity, nounvapidly, adverbvapidness, noun

Word Origin for vapid

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