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The vapidity of a polite woman is bad, but the vapidity of a woman who is not polite is decidedly worse.

He never frittered away his moments in the vapidity of a polite ballroom.

The eminent criminal novel is taken as a tonic by minds satiated with the vapidity of fashionable fiction.

In four hours, vapidity and languor will take place of that exquisite sense of joy, which flutters your little heart.

Imbecility, vapidity, and the commonplace distended themselves like the frog in the fable.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "flat, insipid" (of drinks), from Latin vapidus "flat, insipid," literally "that has exhaled its vapor," related to vappa "stale wine," and probably to vapor "vapor." Applied from 1758 to talk and writing deemed dull and lifeless. Related: Vapidly.

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