- lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid; flat: vapid tea.
- without liveliness or spirit; dull or tedious: a vapid party; vapid conversation.
Origin of vapid
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Related Wordsdrabness, dreariness, weariness, flatness, dryness, sameness, insipidness, familiarity, routine, sterility, tedium, boredom, blandness, stodginess, tediousness, slowness, insipidity, staleness, aridity, wateriness
Examples from the Web for vapidity
It was a delicious, pointed response, skewering on the vapidity of asking such things, even if she didn't intend it to be.Whoever Wins What, Watch Out For Minnelli
March 2, 2014
Enjoy this video of New York Mag's Jonathan Chait explaining the vapidity of the "binders full of women" meme.Mitt's Binders Full of Affirmative Action
October 18, 2012
The vapidity of a polite woman is bad, but the vapidity of a woman who is not polite is decidedly worse.
He never frittered away his moments in the vapidity of a polite ballroom.Harvard Stories
Waldron Kintzing Post
The eminent criminal novel is taken as a tonic by minds satiated with the vapidity of fashionable fiction.A History of English Prose Fiction
In four hours, vapidity and languor will take place of that exquisite sense of joy, which flutters your little heart.The Belle's Stratagem
Imbecility, vapidity, and the commonplace distended themselves like the frog in the fable.The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine
- bereft of strength, sharpness, flavour, etc; flat
- boring or dull; lifelessvapid talk
Word Origin and History for vapidity
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.