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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

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* Politico does the Politico-y thing and says that Kagan's "vapid and hollow" critique has never rang more true, so doesn't that make her a hypocrite?
"Not endorsing individual candidates should be a matter of principle, and what's more, a look at the endorsement process so far in 2008 shows the end product, while well intentioned, is for the most part a vapid exercise," he writes.
It is the same old mindless, vapid rubbish peddled by anti-hunting morons who don't bother themselves to go and find out what hunting is really about.
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.
Still, for those who enjoy witnessing the development of a world-class author and for Bronte lovers, there will be more than a little appeal: William Crimsworth, an intelligent, physically unattractive young man, spurns a church preferment and an opportunity to marry his wealthy, vapid cousin to become a tradesman.
She wants schools to make students who are considering military service aware that "combat sometimes induces the loss of moral identity," wants them to challenge students to wonder "Does it lift my spirit to see the sunrise, or is waking at such an hour unthinkable?" and wants students to ask, "How do we achieve a desirable balance between our roles as citizen and consumer?" Noddings chides that "both tree huggers and tree slashers must think more deeply" and argues that "students should learn enough natural history to enable them" to craft "aesthetically pleasing alternatives to lawns." The book offers 300 pages of vapid, frequently aimless education musings that bring to mind too many popular works on teaching and curricula.
Is being into fashion and beauty a neon sign to the world that a girl is vapid and shallow?
But even the vapid prose of such hacks as Elizabeth Wurtzel, Dave Eggers, Maya Angelou, Joyce Carol Oates, T.C.
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.
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 0.008 mm positioning accuracy.
Why choose a group of vapid straight girls who have made a career of playing technopop classics while posing and smirking like some straight man's wet dream, when there are intelligent, beautiful, talented, lesbian musicians like classical guitarist Sharon Isbin?
This, Saint-Saens' Caprice sur des Danois et Russes, proved in fact the weakest work on offer, taking a long time to launch itself into a vapid piece of flattery of the Russian Empress.