Definition of vacuity in English:

vacuity

noun

mass noun
  • 1Lack of thought or intelligence; empty-headedness.

    ‘he denounced what he considered the frivolity or vacuity of much contemporary painting’
    • ‘What we are left with is an empty, shallow shocker whose vacuity is calamitously exposed in its final act.’
    • ‘This is the making of a generation whose banality is interchangeable with their vacuity.’
    • ‘And without providing meaningful commentary, the pop-punk boom is doomed to implode due to its own vacuity.’
    • ‘It's an unpleasant, manipulative trick, but actually pales in comparison with the moral vacuity of the concluding episode.’
    • ‘He championed human values in art and denounced what he considered the frivolity or vacuity of much contemporary painting and sculpture.’
    • ‘The biggest display ads of the season could not disguise the vacuity of the event.’
    • ‘Self-proclaimed "fun" music is notoriously difficult to pull off without slipping towards vacuity.’
    • ‘The musical, emotional and intellectual vacuity of much fusion music is patent.’
    • ‘Early on, she uses a behind-the-scenes look at campaigning to reveal the vacuity of candidates' on-stage convictions.’
    • ‘This shows the vacuity of today's policymaking.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His reply was non-committal to the point of vacuity.’
    • ‘Full of excitement, I listened to my first student sermon - only to be taken aback by its vacuity.’
    • ‘It was an indulgence of high spirits or, at worst, a vulgar exhibit of personal vanity and artistic vacuity.’
    • ‘Even now, legislators and other government officials bemoan its vacuity and lack of detailed initiatives.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I was struck at the time by the vacuity of her response.’
    • ‘We weren't going to hear praise of our excesses, our shallowness, our engulfing vacuity.’
    • ‘That sentence is worth reading a couple of times, if only to savour its breathtaking idiocy and vacuity.’
    empty-headedness, lack of thought, lack of intelligence, brainlessness, denseness, thickness, vacuousness, vacancy, inaneness, inanity, stupidity
    View synonyms
  • 2Empty space; emptiness.

    • ‘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 way by which all things emerge from vacuity is the Way.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In life, the anterior median vacuity was covered by dermal tooth plates, the parotic or arcual plates.’

Pronunciation

vacuity

/vəˈkjuːɪti/