vapid


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Acronyms.
  • adj

Synonyms for vapid

Synonyms for vapid

lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality

Synonyms for vapid

lacking taste or flavor or tang

lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest

References in periodicals archive ?
Flanked by co-workers as flamboyant, frosty, ill-tempered, conniving, or vapid as any reality show cast, Tucker is sucked in with them on increasingly surreal adventures, from being stranded on a deserted island to a murder plot, all of which cast eerie echoes on the fantasy lives he's try to put on television.
A bunch of vapid little clones in skimpy dresses arsing around under the impression that they've won a rich prize by being put in a cage to be mocked.
Tonight, these vignettes range from "Seinfeld's" Wayne Knight extemporaneously essaying a snake-oil salesman peddling dietary supplements on a morning show, to Jennifer Coolidge portraying a vapid beauty contestant, to E
But even the vapid prose of such hacks as Elizabeth Wurtzel, Dave Eggers, Maya Angelou, Joyce Carol Oates, T.
The same vapid bureaucratic tautology that made Zacarias Moussaoui unimportant because he was not known to be important still holds sway.
Unlike most of the other boys in the vapid crowd of just-out teenagers I was running with, I knew a little gay history and I could add and subtract.
South Beach is just as predictable and vapid as the cover makes it look, riddled with spoiled kids who drink, smoke, and hook up indiscriminately with everyone of the opposite sex they meet.
Alternately, there were aesthetic approaches to the city, such as the watercolor-and-gouache easel paintings of Silke Otto-Knapp, which captured a tinselly artifice through shimmering gold-and-silver surfaces that rhymed with cheap design but also flirted with vapid decorativeness.
The vapid integration of online video into education-related Web sites is bringing user control and powerful new dimensions to the school curriculum that have never before been possible.
Designed for cell/system and standalone applications, the HVL 500 CNC high-speed horizontal-spindle machining center features 18,000-rpm spindle speeds, 65-70 m/min vapid traverse rates, and 0.
The large pixel size does mean that it helps to be some distance from the building to register the images, though the slightly coarse grained effect (like watching an old black and white movie) is quite compelling, compared with the often vapid slickness of LEDs.
Gough's gentle accompaniment suits this odd, dual coming of age tale, where a thoroughly caddish, self-serving lout (Grant) quite accidentally befriends a horribly confused mama's boy (the brilliant Tom Collette) and in stumbling, bumbling fashion finds something of value to fill his empty, vapid life.
She said: ``I couldn't believe how vapid and vacant and empty all the children's stories were.
The same program's other world premiere, the vapid Dei Sogni Piacevoli by the company's ballet master, Luc de Lairesse, challenged neither audiences nor dancers.
Roger Williams, writing in "Out with the Old, In with the New" in the January 2000 Currents, says that strategic planning "lies still and vapid like a tired old fox terrier on the couch.