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Jan 23, 2015
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vacuous

vacuous
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with Anu Garg

vacuous

PRONUNCIATION:
(VAK-yoo-uhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Lacking ideas or intelligence.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin vacuus (empty). Earliest documented use: 1651.

USAGE:
“A beaming, vacuous Hollywood wannabe sashays into the ring.”
Dan Hill; Sometimes When We Punch; Maclean’s (Toronto, Canada); May 23, 2011.

See more usage examples of vacuous in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us. -Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle), novelist (23 Jan 1783-1842)

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