Definition of


  1. (adj, all) lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest
    a vapid smile
    a bunch of vapid schoolgirls
  2. (adj, all) lacking taste or flavor or tang
    insipid hospital food
    flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    vapid beer
    vapid tea

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Alternate forms of Vapid

Derivations: vapidity, vapidness

Origin of the word Vapid

  1. 1650s, "flat, insipid" (of drinks), from L. vapidus "flat, insipid," lit. "that has exhaled its vapor," related to vappa "stale wine," and probably to vapor "vapor." Applied from 1758 to talk and writing deemed dull and lifeless. more

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Words that sound like Vapid

v-day, v-e day, vapidity, vat, vat dye, vd, vdu, veda, vet, veto, video, vidua, vitiate, vitiated, vivid, void, voodoo, vote, vote out, vt

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