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1Lack of thought or intelligence; empty-headedness.‘full of excitement, I listened to my first student sermon – only to be taken aback by its vacuity’
empty-headedness, lack of thought, lack of intelligence, brainlessness, denseness, thickness, vacuousness, vacancy, inaneness, inanity, stupidityView synonyms
- ‘His reply was non-committal to the point of vacuity.’
- ‘Even now, legislators and other government officials bemoan its vacuity and lack of detailed initiatives.’
- ‘He championed human values in art and denounced what he considered the frivolity or vacuity of much contemporary painting and sculpture.’
- ‘This is the making of a generation whose banality is interchangeable with their vacuity.’
- ‘We weren't going to hear praise of our excesses, our shallowness, our engulfing vacuity.’
- ‘Self-proclaimed "fun" music is notoriously difficult to pull off without slipping towards vacuity.’
- ‘Full of excitement, I listened to my first student sermon - only to be taken aback by its vacuity.’
- ‘That sentence is worth reading a couple of times, if only to savour its breathtaking idiocy and vacuity.’
- ‘This shows the vacuity of today's policymaking.’
- ‘Early on, she uses a behind-the-scenes look at campaigning to reveal the vacuity of candidates' on-stage convictions.’
- ‘It was an indulgence of high spirits or, at worst, a vulgar exhibit of personal vanity and artistic vacuity.’
- ‘What we are left with is an empty, shallow shocker whose vacuity is calamitously exposed in its final act.’
- ‘And without providing meaningful commentary, the pop-punk boom is doomed to implode due to its own vacuity.’
- ‘The biggest display ads of the season could not disguise the vacuity of the event.’
- ‘What was most striking to an outsider's sensibility was the impression that the ferocity of the battle for power was matched only by its vacuity.’
- ‘The musical, emotional and intellectual vacuity of much fusion music is patent.’
- ‘These songs have a deceptive lyrical vacuity that hints at greater depths, but leaves them to the listener to consider.’
- ‘In other words, Intelligent Design has moved itself further into the realm of scientific vacuity.’
- ‘It's an unpleasant, manipulative trick, but actually pales in comparison with the moral vacuity of the concluding episode.’
- ‘I was struck at the time by the vacuity of her response.’
2Empty space; emptiness.
- ‘The way by which all things emerge from vacuity is the Way.’
- ‘In life, the anterior median vacuity was covered by dermal tooth plates, the parotic or arcual plates.’
- ‘The lateral margins of palatal foramina are visible at the lateral edges of the anterior margin of the apparently single, large palatal vacuity.’
- ‘Only the anterior and posterior ends of the anterior interpterygoid vacuity are preserved in the Herschel specimen.’
- ‘The opening of the infraorbital canal is sunk into a vacuity that penetrates the rostrum.’
- ‘Neither specimen shows evidence of an incisive foramen or other vacuity in the parts of the palatal process that are preserved.’
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