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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [vak-yoo-uh s]
    • /ˈvæk yu əs/
    • /ˈvæk.ju.əs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [vak-yoo-uh s]
    • /ˈvæk yu əs/

Definitions of vacuous word

  • adjective vacuous without contents; empty: the vacuous air. 1
  • adjective vacuous lacking in ideas or intelligence: a vacuous mind. 1
  • adjective vacuous expressing or characterized by a lack of ideas or intelligence; inane; stupid: a vacuous book. 1
  • adjective vacuous purposeless; idle: a vacuous way of life. 1
  • adjective vacuous inane, mindless 1
  • adjective vacuous If you describe a person or their comments as vacuous, you are critical of them because they lack intelligent thought or ideas. 0

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Origin of vacuous

First appearance:

before 1645
One of the 44% oldest English words
1645-55; < Latin vacuus empty; see -ous

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Parts of speech for Vacuous


vacuous popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for vacuous

adj vacuous

  • blank — Something that is blank has nothing on it.
  • drained — to withdraw or draw off (a liquid) gradually; remove slowly or by degrees, as by filtration: to drain oil from a crankcase.
  • dull — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.
  • dumb — lacking intelligence or good judgment; stupid; dull-witted.
  • foolish — resulting from or showing a lack of sense; ill-considered; unwise: a foolish action, a foolish speech.

Antonyms for vacuous

adj vacuous

  • aware — If you are aware of something, you know about it.
  • filled — to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water.
  • intelligent — having good understanding or a high mental capacity; quick to comprehend, as persons or animals: an intelligent student.
  • full — completely filled; containing all that can be held; filled to utmost capacity: a full cup.

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