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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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