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I thought the speech was vapid and pointless.
  lacking flavor, liveliness, or interest
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  • I thought the speech was vapid and pointless.
  • She wants to change the network’s vapid daytime lineup.
  • So you don’t think she’s some vapid, soulless Barbie doll?
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • But by the end of August our repertoire was vapid from countless reproductions, and it was then that Dill gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • She hated her face, her dull, stupid, bovine face, the vapid eyes, the red, shiny pimples, the nests of blackheads.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • I learn that Lou Anne, whom I find dull and vapid ...
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Like being a vapid, boring pretty?
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • She was a vapid little thing, vacantly pretty, curvy, perhaps fourteen.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • I’d wait for Nick to leave for The Bar, or to go meet his mistress, the ever-texting, gum-chewing, vapid mistress with her acrylic nails and the sweatpants with logos across the butt (she isn’t like this, exactly, but she might as well be), and I’d pour some coffee or open a bottle of wine, pick one of my thirty-two different pens, and rewrite my life a little.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • With rare exception, Drew tends to go the vapid, cute, and popular route.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility

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  • How did that square with the fact that on each of these succeeding days when I had seen Sophie and Nathan together the word "enraptured" would have seemed to be a vapid understatement for the nature of their relationship?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A sort of vapid eagerness flitted across Winston’s face at the mention of Big Brother.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • He shuddered a little when his old valet admitted Keating, and he blinked in vapid bewilderment, but he asked Keating to sit down.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The man looked vapidly across the street, frowning a little.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Your eyes are as vapid as the glasseyes of your stuffed fox.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The witch was wearing a vapid smile like a beauty contestant, and from what Harry knew of goblins and centaurs, they were most unlikely to be caught staring so soppily at humans of any description.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • , John and his wife, Leah the housemaid, and Sophie the French nurse, were decent people; but in no respect remarkable; with Sophie I used to talk French, and sometimes I asked her questions about her native country; but she was not of a descriptive or narrative turn, and generally gave such vapid and confused answers as were calculated rather to check than encourage inquiry.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "I see you’ve kested me," he said, smiling rather vapidly.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Oh, confound the vapid thing!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • What preposterous madness to float in thin air two miles high on an inch or two of metal, sustained from death by the meager skill and intelligence of two vapid strangers, a beardless kid named Huple and a nervous nut like Dobbs, who really did go nuts right there in the plane, running amuck over the target without leaving his copilot’s seat and grabbing the controls from Huple to plunge them all down into that chilling dive that tore Yossarian’s headset loose and brought them right…
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The nose is straight, the mouth dainty, the expression conventionally soulful — the vapid pensiveness of a Magdalene, with the large eyes gazing at nothing.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • He heard from below the shrieks of laughter, and smelled the vapid odor of hot chocolate and tea-cakes as he silently followed mother and daughter down-stairs.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • And what Ammu knew (or thought she knew) smelled of the vapid, vinegary fumes that rose from the cement vats of Paradise Pickles.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The skies over Peking were hazy, the dust travelling on the winds from the North China Plains creating pockets of vapid yellows and dull browns in the sunlight.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Foul and filthy as the room is, foul and filthy as the air is, it is not easy to perceive what fumes those are which most oppress the senses in it; but through the general sickliness and faintness, and the odour of stale tobacco, there comes into the lawyer’s mouth the bitter, vapid taste of opium.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • What led her particularly to desire horse-exercise was a visit from Captain Lydgate, the baronet’s third son, who, I am sorry to say, was detested by our Tertius of that name as a vapid fop "parting his hair from brow to nape in a despicable fashion" (not followed by Tertius himself), and showing an ignorant security that he knew the proper thing to say on every topic.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • But nature is too vegetable, too vapid.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Forever deprived of the vivifying warmth of the sun, they were vapid and colorless.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The white batting is fluffed out, exposed, the whole effect of him vapid and dislodged.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • A large vapid doll with gold curls and a violet dress sat on the glass top of a cabinet.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • He’d jumped at his first opportunity to join the fraternity of vapid asshats.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • To the right of the bier knelt the Tyrells: the Lord of Highgarden, his hideous mother and vapid wife, his son Garlan and his daughter Margaery.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • The center of town tasted bloated and sweet, pulsing with slow and vapid dream rhythms, laced with a few sharp nightmares like undissolved chunks of salt.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • In this case that means ’her’ pencil, not ’his,’ and you only say ’son’ because ’crayon’ is masculine—all the rest is just a vapid joke.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • She was the daughter of a wealthy but ill-connected family, a vapid beauty whose looks had stirred a brief infatuation in the colonel that lasted just until he pocketed her marriage portion.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Much did she censure the attenuated Cupids who encircle the ceiling of the Queen’s Hall, inclining each to each with vapid gesture, and clad in sallow pantaloons, on which the October sunlight struck.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • The poor little old man knew some pale and vapid little songs, long out of date, about Chloe, and Phyllis, and Strephon being wounded by the son of Venus; and for Mrs Plornish there was no such music at the Opera as the small internal flutterings and chirpings wherein he would discharge himself of these ditties, like a weak, little, broken barrel-organ, ground by a baby.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • He was particularly incensed by the vapidness of the established Danish Lutheran Church.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The vapidness of such drama as the pseudo-operatic plays contain lies in the fact that in them animal passion, sentimentally diluted, is shewn in conflict, not with real circumstances, but with a set of conventions and assumptions half of which do not exist off the stage, whilst the other half can either be evaded by a pretence of compliance or defied with complete impunity by any reasonably strong-minded person.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  • She reached for it absently, to turn the vapid headlines out of sight.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • She stopped again, blinking vapidly at the day.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • And when you’re not looking, she stares at you with that vapid, toothy smile.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • For years she’s on me for only dating vapid, mindless drones—her words, of course— Of course.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • He was unversed in the arts of Phyllis, and was sure that this was merely a vapid form of kidding.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • ROSALIND is seated on the lounge and on her left is HOWARD GILLESPIE, a vapid youth of about twenty-four.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Some people were not leaving, but stood in vapid curiosity, watching the show; they had come, as if knowing that this was the last event they would ever witness in their community and, perhaps, in their lives.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • When we had been there half an hour or so, the case in progress—if I may use a phrase so ridiculous in such a connexion—seemed to die out of its own vapidity, without coming, or being by anybody expected to come, to any result.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Vapid, weepy creatures, always telling tales and trying to worm their way between me and Jaime.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • She merely felt a vapid wonder about how it felt to have a man one really wanted and how one went about wanting.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Not Margaery vapid conversation, surely?
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
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