vapidity vapidity

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. As the school segregation issue shook the South, the Tennessean's editorials were models of cautious vapidity.
  2. But it's also possible that there is a Moore's Law of D-list vapidity, in which every 18 months our reality stars get twice as inane.
  3. Beavis and Butt-Head combined hilarious toilet humor with a gimlet eye for American mall culture and the vapidity of MTVand did it, in fine meta '90s style, on MTV itself.

News

  • What does 'Bling Ring' say about our consumerist, TMZ world?

    Sofia Coppola's searing portrait of kids burglarizing celebs' homes, is a cautionary tale for parents and kids alike. After watching Sofia Coppola's searing portrait of excessive vapidity and consumerism in the Los Angeles-set film "The Bling Ring," it's almost impossible to exit the theater without feeling a profound sense of emptiness. This story of five impulsive kids who spend their nights ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. The book is an "entertaining chronicle of sleaze and vapidity in the Florida tropics," Hiaasen writes, and gives a reporter's highest accolade when he says, "Gaines is a good interviewer and he does plenty of legwork."
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Carl Hiaasen Source: Long Island Business News

  2. "The middle and lower class in our country has been victimized by corporate greed, neo-conservative self-interest and liberal vapidity," said singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, explaining the emergence of the Music Row Democrats.
    on May 18, 2007 By: Rodney Crowell Source: The Ledger

  3. "In a sense, it shows the vapidity of the whole debate from the beginning. We're not talking policy here - we're talking pure symbolism, and symbols are relatively cheap for politicians to give out," said Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center...
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Alan Wolfe Source: Boston Globe

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