vapid

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vapidus (flat, vapid).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈvæp.ɪd/, /ˈveɪp.ɪd/
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Adjective[edit]

vapid (comparative more vapid, superlative most vapid)

  1. Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging.
    • 1995, Steven Daly; Nathaniel Wice, “Koons, Jeff”, in alt.culture, New York: HarperPerennial, →ISBN:
      In Koons' best-known works—a life-sized poly-chromed wood replica of Michael Jackson and his pet chimp Bubbles; vapid fin de siècle readymades such as a trio of basketballs floating in a fishtank []
  2. Lifeless, dull, or banal.
    • 1857, Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers, Volume the Second, page 30 →ISBN
      Then there was a little more trite conversation between Mr. Arabin and Mr. Harding; trite, and hard, and vapid, and senseless.
  3. Tasteless, bland, or insipid.

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Noun[edit]

vapid

  1. nominative plural of vapp