vapidity


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Related to vapidity: capriciousness, elusiveness

vap·id

 (văp′ĭd, vā′pĭd)
adj.
1. Lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull: vapid conversation.
2. Lacking taste, zest, or flavor; flat: vapid beer.

[Latin vapidus.]

va·pid′i·ty, vap′id·ness n.
vap′id·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vapidity - the quality of being vapid and unsophisticatedvapidity - the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
dullness - the quality of lacking interestingness; "the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees"

vapidity

noun
Translations

vapidity

[væˈpɪdɪtɪ] Ninsipidez f, sosería f

vapidity

n (liter, of conversation, remark, person) → Geistlosigkeit f; (of book, song)Inhaltslosigkeit f; (of smile) (= insincerity)Ausdruckslosigkeit f; (showing boredom) → Mattheit f; (of style)Kraftlosigkeit f no pl; (of taste)Schalheit f
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When we had been there half an hour or so, the case in progress--if I may use a phrase so ridiculous in such a connexion--seemed to die out of its own vapidity, without coming, or being by anybody expected to come, to any resuIt.
Due in part to his two opponents, now both largely forgotten--John Lindsay, "six-feet-three-inches of vapidity," (a smoother version of the current mayor), and Abe Beame, "five-feet-five inches of banality"--the press corps increasingly focused on Buckley.
Napier argues, soundly enough, that Defoe shows class identity is performed and not intrinsic: Moll's actions at one point are "an expose of the hollowness of an easily assimilated code, a measure of her creator's amusement at the vapidity of a class system that he has pronounced groundless" (49; see also 52.
Swann prattles on at a tempo more commonly associated with a Venezuelan football commentator, and silence is viewed as an opportunity to cram in even more vapidity.
Corbyn's leadership, which prior to the general election had been criticised for doctrinal confusion, vapidity and incoherence when it came to policy, is a potent force as a particular kind of representation of Labour's ethos--though Corbyn's is far from the only kind of ethos within the Labour movement.
114), suggests that Ophelia best enter into an infant-like mental vapidity.
In all this vapidity of narcissism, what is lost is precious hours of productivity.
The first of these speaks of the vapidity of life and is connected with the portrayal of moral perversion, while the theme of freedom actually involves exploring the paradox of being trapped by freedom.
While the movement towards a slick blandness impacts the city's most endangered residents as much as its architecture, the vapidity of many recently erected buildings is astounding.
In terms of avoiding vapidity, I can certainly be shallow, but I feel very deeply about who I am and about not being narcissistic.
If Florida's largest urban center still conjures up images of fashionistas and vapidity (or, for that matter, God's waiting room and The Golden Girls), you obviously haven't visited in a while.
He is the protagonist of vapidity, and the "emptiness" which Al-Attar attributes to the emotions and conflicts of the play if you will.