vapid

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈvæpɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈvæpɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(vapid)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
vap•id /ˈvæpɪd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. lacking spirit or interest; dull:some vapid remarks about the weather.
va•pid•i•ty/væˈpɪdɪti/USA pronunciation  vap•id•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
vap•id  (vapid),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor;
    insipid;
    flat:vapid tea.
  2. without liveliness or spirit;
    dull or tedious:a vapid party; vapid conversation.
va•pidi•ty, vapid•ness, n. 
vapid•ly, adv. 
  • Latin vapidus; akin to vapor
  • 1650–60
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged lifeless, flavorless.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged spiritless, unanimated, tiresome, prosaic.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged pungent.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged stimulating.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
vapid /ˈvæpɪd/ adj
  1. bereft of strength, sharpness, flavour, etc; flat
  2. boring or dull; lifeless
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin vapidus; related to vappa tasteless or flat wine, and perhaps to vapor warmth

vaˈpidity n ˈvapidly adv
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