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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.
I can't say either way because mostly she talked vapidly about calories and fat content, but sometimes she'd say things that made your stomach curl in, things you'd never realized she was smart enough to notice.
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.S.
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.
A ludicrous melodrama that begs to be handled as an over-the-top sex farce is instead treated with the solemnity of a wake, albeit one with a rather lenient dress code, in "Two Mothers." 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.