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vac·u·ous

 (văk′yo͞o-əs)
adj.
1.
a. Lacking intelligence; stupid or empty-headed.
b. Devoid of substance or meaning; vapid or inane: a vacuous comment.
c. Devoid of expression; vacant: a vacuous stare. See Synonyms at empty.
2. Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle: "A sleepless night was followed by a vacuous day" (Zon Ferraris).
3. Archaic Devoid of matter; empty: vacuous space.

[From Latin vacuus, empty; see vacuum.]

vac′u·ous·ly adv.
vac′u·ous·ness n.

vacuous

(ˈvækjʊəs)
adj
1. containing nothing; empty
2. bereft of ideas or intelligence; mindless
3. characterized by or resulting from vacancy of mind: a vacuous gaze.
4. indulging in no useful mental or physical activity; idle
5. (Logic) logic maths (of an operator or expression) having no import; idle: in (x) (John is tall) the quantifier (x) is vacuous
6. (Mathematics) logic maths (of an operator or expression) having no import; idle: in (x) (John is tall) the quantifier (x) is vacuous
[C17: from Latin vacuus empty, from vacāre to be empty]
ˈvacuously adv
ˈvacuousness n

vac•u•ous

(ˈvæk yu əs)

adj.
1. empty.
2. lacking in or showing a lack of ideas or intelligence: a vacuous mind.
3. purposeless; idle.
[1645–55; < Latin vacuus empty]
vac′u•ous•ly, adv.
vac′u•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vacuous - devoid of intelligence
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
2.vacuous - devoid of significance or pointvacuous - devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"
meaningless, nonmeaningful - having no meaning or direction or purpose; "a meaningless endeavor"; "a meaningless life"; "a verbose but meaningless explanation"
3.vacuous - devoid of matter; "a vacuous space"
empty - holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
4.vacuous - void of expressionvacuous - void of expression; "a blank stare"
incommunicative, uncommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions

vacuous

adjective vapid, stupid, inane, blank, vacant, unintelligent the usual vacuous comments from the chat-show host

vacuous

adjective
1. Containing nothing:
2. Lacking intelligent thought or content:
Translations

vacuous

[ˈvækjʊəs] ADJ (frm) [expression] → vacío, ausente; [face] → alelado, de pasmo; [comment] → vacuo, vacío; [person] → alelado, bobo

vacuous

[ˈvækjʊəs] adj [person, comment, song] → inepte

vacuous

adj eyes, face, stareausdruckslos, leer; film, play, book, remarksnichtssagend

vacuous

[ˈvækjʊəs] adj (look, expression) → vacuo/a; (comment) → stupido/a, insulso/a
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It finds ignoble occupation as a gaping-ground for the vacuous tourist,--somewhat as Heine might have imagined Pan carrying the gentleman's luggage from the coach to the hotel.
Mean while inhabit laxe, ye Powers of Heav'n, And thou my Word, begotten Son, by thee This I perform, speak thou, and be it don: My overshadowing Spirit and might with thee I send along, ride forth, and bid the Deep Within appointed bounds be Heav'n and Earth, Boundless the Deep, because I am who fill Infinitude, nor vacuous the space.
Again a startled look came over the somewhat vacuous face of Miss Mary Sutherland.
For all the preposterous hat and the vacuous face, there was something noble in the simple faith of our visitor which compelled our respect.
He stared at me with a hopeless expression upon his vacuous, good-natured, scrubby little face.
His companions stood looking on with vacuous grins upon their countenances, while he from whom the girl had wrested the weapon leaped up and down shrieking with laughter.
TO cook by your fire and to sleep under your roof for the night," I had announced on entering old Ebbits's cabin; and he had looked at me blear-eyed and vacuous, while Zilla had favored me with a sour face and a contemptuous grunt.
He was about fifty years of age, clean shaven, with vacuous eyes and a weak mouth.
IT is hard to imagine that an MP, Mr Hepburn should be given so many column inches in your paper to conduct a childish, vacuous inane political tirade
Politics has become a superficial, vacuous public relations exercise" - Former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe.
Three years ago Michael Buerk was so apoplectic about the BBC's dumbed-down coverage of the Queen's Jubilee he wrote an epic rant calling it "cringingly inept" because they put in front of the camera "pneumatic birdbrains, daytime airheads and vacuous D-list celebrities" like Tess Daly.
If they devoted as much time on meaningful, substantive work as they do on vacuous publicity stunts the country would not be in the mess it is today; nor would incomplete or unconstitutional laws be routinely approved.