Definition of vapid:

1. lacking liveliness; dull

2. offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging

3. lacking flavor, zest, interest, animation, or spirit

Part of Speech (POS)


If you describe someone or something as vapid, you are critical of them because they are dull and uninteresting.

– Collins Dictionary

Vapid means “not lively or interesting” or “dull or boring.” It comes from the Latin word used to describe flat or tasteless wine, and perhaps ultimately from the Latin ancestor of vapor—something without flavor, animation, or spirit.

– Merriam Webster

Below, are a few sentence examples of the word vapid being used correctly:

• Because of his lack of charisma and vapid personality, Jessica declined to go on another dinner date with Jason.*

• The professor’s lecture was vapid, and he often rambled off topic.

• Monica quit her vapid job at the local supermarket.

• I dont think anyone in their right mind, would sit through the four hour vapid movie. 

• Victor desperately wanted to make new friends; his old friends were all dull and vapid.

Vapid word forms

• vapidness = noun

• vapidly = adverb

Now it’s your turn, on a sheet of paper or in the comment section below, write a few sentences using the word, vapid. Also, try writing a sentence using one of the different word forms for vapid. Please pay it forward, share your sentences in the comment section below.

Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word, by consistently incorporating it in your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word. Figuratively speaking, you’ll own the word.

* The word because is a conjunction. It’s ok to begin a sentence with a subordinating conjunction i.e., (because, even if, when, etc.) as long as the sentence is a complete thought. Please review dfoww’s POS conjunction writing workshop. Simply type the words POS conjunctions, in the search bar.

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