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Monday, January 26, 2009

Definitions for vacuous

  1. showing no intelligence or thought
  2. having no meaning or direction; empty

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Citations for vacuous
The Pennsylvania campaign, which produced yet another inconclusive result on Tuesday, was even meaner, more vacuous, more desperate, and more filled with pandering than the mean, vacuous, desperate, pander-filled contests that preceded it. Don Frederick, LA Times
McCain's campaign has been mocking Obama on television and in speeches for weeks, attacking him personally as a vacuous celebrity. Ben Smith, Denver Post
Origin of vacuous
1645-1655
by 1561, from Latin vacuus "empty, void, free." Figurative sense of "empty of ideas" is from 1848.