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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:
Adv.1.vapidly - in a vapid mannervapidly - in a vapid manner; "a vapidly smiling salesman"
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The German humorous papers are beautifully printed upon fine paper, and the illustrations are finely drawn, finely engraved, and are not vapidly funny, but deliciously so.
The sad fact is, according to legitimate book critics, many of these are vapidly written.
Then we had the vapidly patriotic plea to preserve something which had been part of the British rural scene for centuries.
Pummeled by some critics as a vapidly cynical display of post-Twitter life under the regime of late late capitalism (and to others more politically complicated and critical than it appeared), it, too, engaged with the nightlife scene through its official sound track, Anthem.
nationalism, so evident in the vapidly vicious reactions from U.
But since the homeowners association frowns on such behavior, the most I'll do is mumble vague nastiness under my breath while vapidly smiling and waving at them like I was running for homecoming king.
Add to that what Sterling calls "canon panic": education aimed at career training and lacking tradition would begin to resemble industry, "clever, fast-moving, but vapidly focused on products and profit" with academics becoming more like business practice (47).
This was confirmed by Morris' review, "This is the sort of masterpiece the main competition has yet to produce, an astonishing work of life, death and art that isn't bluntly political, vapidly violent or completely self-obsessed.
Fully embracing the narcissism and misplaced priorities of its four hopelessly inseparable characters, Anne Fontaine's film about two lifelong friends who fall for each other's sons is all vapidly beautiful surface, an impeccably tasteful picture about some awfully tasteless decisions.
One without the other makes it vapidly fraudulent and deleteriously deceptive.
Mann's work, then, says Higonnet, has had an "immediate impact on public discourse" (414), exposing, for example, our culture's idealized images of vapidly innocent childhood.
If, however, the domain of culture has been co-opted for a toothless program of rapprochement that remains vapidly culturalist (so that "culture" functions as an alibi for more substantive political reform), then it seems more crucial than ever to consider how cultural producers and critics committed to anti-racist and anti-colonialist work might intervene in these processes.