Definition of vapid in English:

vapid

adjective

  • Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging.

    ‘tuneful but vapid musical comedies’
    • ‘Sound-bites are often derided, and with good reason - many are dishonest or vapid.’
    • ‘She says she loves being a designer - and insists the fashion world is not as vapid and self-regarding as it can seem.’
    • ‘I get so angry with the vapid women who fill our airwaves with their cute, giggly soundbites.’
    • ‘Wilson's interpretations of her work, however, are often vapid.’
    • ‘The blonde beauty believes her image as a vapid party girl is completely unfair, as she's always been proud of her classroom achievements.’
    • ‘The vapid storylines and woeful acting just leave me cold.’
    • ‘If wealthy people are willing to pay for vapid advice, new-age speak and tips on what not to wear, that is their outlook.’
    • ‘Nowadays critics are vapid, passionless creatures who seem increasingly irrelevant.’
    • ‘This bland collection of vapid songs and empty sentiments sounds exactly as you would expect.’
    • ‘It's pretty vapid stuff from the man whom we were all told was the future.’
    • ‘These vapid pseudo intellectuals are the problem with today's law schools.’
    • ‘The whole thing would be hilarious if it wasn't so vapid.’
    • ‘It is quite breathtaking to realise quite how rapacious the industry is and how conceited and vapid are its practitioners.’
    • ‘It is not a trait that endears Allen to neoconservatives, who regard him as intellectually vapid and ideologically bland.’
    • ‘The other characters are, without exception, vapid, obnoxious and self-centred.’
    • ‘Somewhere through the course of their vapid conversation, she caught my eye and smirked knowingly.’
    • ‘The whole exercise is so intellectually vapid the result is meaningless.’
    • ‘In a time of vapid politicians who only speak from pre-agreed scripts, a bit of colour, rank mischief and sharp politics cannot go amiss.’
    • ‘She seems nice if a bit vapid, staring at him, hanging on his every word, etc.’
    • ‘The party gained seats, recovering from its winter crisis, but it did so on the back of a vapid campaign.’
    insipid, uninspired, colourless, uninteresting, feeble, flat, dead, dull, boring, tedious, tired, unexciting, uninspiring, unimaginative, lifeless, zestless, spiritless, sterile, anaemic, tame, bloodless, jejune, vacuous, bland, stale, trite, pallid, wishy-washy, watery, tasteless, milk-and-water, flavourless
    View synonyms

Origin

Mid 17th century (used originally in description of drinks as ‘lacking in flavor’): from Latin vapidus.

Pronunciation

vapid

/ˈvæpəd//ˈvapəd/