from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull: vapid conversation.
  • adj. Lacking taste, zest, or flavor; flat: vapid beer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lifeless, dull or banal.
  • adj. Tasteless, bland, or insipid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having lost its life and spirit; dead; spiritless; insipid; flat; dull; unanimated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That has lost its life and spirit; insipid; dead; flat.
  • Dull; spiritless; destitute of animation; insipid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking taste or flavor or tang
  • adj. lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest


Latin vapidus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vapidus ("flat or vapid"). (Wiktionary)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • helpful word.

    November 28, 2008

  • Seems flaccid as an insult.

    November 3, 2008

  • Has a very intense angry sound and shape. Great insult.

    Much like insipid.

    November 3, 2008