Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being vapid; vapidness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being vapid; vapidness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or state of being vapid, dull, or insipid; vapidness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated

Etymologies

vapid +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Amanda Seyfried is the star by far, as she takes a character nearly equal in vapidity and breathes life into her.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Unfortunately, Myers's review of Tree of Smoke offers no evidence that this sort of stylistic vapidity is what he has is mind in lamenting the dominance of the sentence in contemporary prose.

    Style in Fiction

  • Come to think of it, the vapidity and dishonesty of most of these pseudo-books, especially in light of this past weekend's tragedy in Arizona, should cause more lunch-losing than all the rotting meat in America combined.

    Michael Sigman: Tpaw and the Campaign 'Autohagiography'

  • Her "Body Talk" was a bulletproof Europop album that eschewed the genre's vapidity for songs of empowerment and independence — which isn't to suggest that she's above letting Snoop Dogg ruin a song, or delving into Jamaican dancehall on her own terms, or delivering an acoustic performance on an episode of "Gossip Girl."

    Melting With Winter's Melodies

  • One of the many frightening aspects to Palin as politician is that she flaunts her vapidity while likening herself and her “causes” to the Founding Fathers.

    Think Progress » Palin bars media from two upcoming Florida events.

  • I realize that some of you may be former readers of my Project Runway recaps who are probably wondering why I am lowering my standards to spend time trying to rehash the "plot" of Pregnant in Heels, Bravo's latest effort at commercializing the vapidity of a specific subset of wealthy New York women.

    Una LaMarche: Pregnant in Heels Ep. 1: The Couple Who Branded Their Baby

  • Or maybe we know that “classless vapidity” invariably translates into amazing sex … particularly when aged appropriately.

    Kate Down Under

  • The vapidity here is striking: "reality is a veil"; "our most essential selves"; "not a game but deadly serious"; "[t] he only answer is to continue moving forward."

    Saying Something

  • Indeed, it's hard not to be transfixed by the vapidity of Kmiec's argument, which rest on an openly indifferent stance toward the nature of truth, as though the Church's teaching against contraceptives is somehow an artificial construction (heh) without any basis in anthropology, natural law, or philosophy.

    Life Issues

  • But then, Jill is a ER doctor, which requires intelligence and education, and NaOnka is a P.E. Teacher, which merely requires one to be socially maladjusted, while Brenda is a beauty queen, a position in which vapidity and shallowness are advantages.

    Tallulah Morehead: Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: Triage for Dummies.

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