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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vacuous mean? 

VACUOUS (adjective)
  The adjective VACUOUS has 4 senses:

1. devoid of intelligence
2. devoid of significance or point
3. devoid of matter
4. void of expression

  Familiarity information: VACUOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

VACUOUS (adjective)

Sense 1vacuous [BACK TO TOP]


Devoid of intelligence


asinine; fatuous; inane; vacuous; mindless


foolish (devoid of good sense or judgment)

Sense 2vacuous [BACK TO TOP]


Devoid of significance or point


vacuous; empty; hollow

Context examples:

empty promises / a hollow victory / vacuous comments


meaningless; nonmeaningful (having no meaning or direction or purpose)

Sense 3vacuous [BACK TO TOP]


Devoid of matter

Context example:

a vacuous space


empty (holding or containing nothing)

Sense 4vacuous [BACK TO TOP]


Void of expression


blank; vacuous

Context example:

a blank stare


incommunicative; uncommunicative (not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions)

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