Definition of "vapid" []

  • Lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull: vapid conversation. (adjective)
  • Lacking taste, zest, or flavor; flat: vapid beer. (adjective)
  • Bereft of strength, sharpness, flavour, etc; flat (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Boring or dull; lifeless (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "vapid" in a sentence
  • "John Mariani, a longtime wine and food writer, predicts a rise in vapid wine blogs."
  • "Sure, Ann Coulter has proven that being shrill and vapid is no serious barrier to success, but Coulter is at least sporadically witty and entertaining — she can turn a phrase, whether or not she uses it to say much of anything."
  • "Locale: Staging and dressing together constitute locale and their absence will render it "vague" or "vapid" -- though a writer might, of course, pare away the requisite details deliberately, in the same way they might pare away features distinguishing voice."