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Definition dull (lacking anything interesting or stimulating)
  • I thought the speech was vapid and pointless.
vapid = dull (not interesting or stimulating)
  • She wants to change the network's vapid daytime lineup.
  • vapid = dull (not interesting or stimulating)
  • So you don't think she's some vapid, soulless Barbie doll?
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • vapid = lacking interest and intelligence
  • 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
  • vapid = uninteresting
  • She hated her face, her dull, stupid, bovine face, the vapid eyes, the red, shiny pimples, the nests of blackheads.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • vapid = dull (lacking anything interesting or stimulating)
  • I learn that Lou Anne, whom I find dull and vapid ...
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • vapid = uninteresting
  • Like being a vapid, boring pretty?
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • vapid = dull (lacking anything interesting or stimulating)
  • She was a vapid little thing, vacantly pretty, curvy, perhaps fourteen.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • vapid = dull (lacking anything interesting or stimulating)
  • When I left Ostend on a mild February morning, and found myself on the road to Brussels, nothing could look vapid to me.
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  The Professor
  • a vapid conversation
  • a vapid smile
  • George thought he had never heard such a futile, vapid remark.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  The Man Upstairs and Other Stories
  • If you are particularly lucky, you sit on the staircase, you get a tepid ice, and you hear vapid talk in slang phrases all round you.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The New Magdalen
  • It was a grey, white face, shrivelled and pinched, weak eyes without depth, a vapid smile in which there was no meaning.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  A Millionaire of Yesterday
  • vapid tea
  • vapid beer
  • a bunch of vapid schoolgirls
  • The white batting is fluffed out, exposed, the whole effect of him vapid and dislodged.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Forever deprived of the vivifying warmth of the sun, they were vapid and colorless.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • He was particularly incensed by the vapidness of the established Danish Lutheran Church.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)

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