Origin of vapid
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|DAILY BEAST
She is too vapid and immature (and untalented) to pull off something really seductive.
Grand language wrapped around a thin message produces only vapid blather.
You pretty much can't get a better absurdist parody of politicians' vapid sure-is-nice-to-be-here patter than that.
This had, she noted correctly, transformed those hearings into “a vapid and hollow charade.”
Still less did I think that he would take even the faintest interest in such a vapid creature.Our Elizabeth|Florence A. Kilpatrick
The dear-bought knowledge of her youth enables her to read the vapid men and women around her.The Little Lady of Lagunitas|Richard Henry Savage
How poor, how vapid, and how meagre is the effort to recall the wit that set the table in a roar!Jack Hinton|Charles James Lever
On going back to the sacristy the Reverend Golightly congratulated him with a simper and a vapid smile.The Christian|Hall Caine
Scarcely more did they interest her than her vapid adventure with Ahab Wright.In the Heart of a Fool|William Allen White
British Dictionary definitions for vapid
Word Origin for vapid
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.