Friday, 4 October 2013

Entry: vacuous (adj.)

In context: "Ms. Steeples, to my way of thinking, the word "abuse" is vacuous."

Definition:  Empty of ideas; unintelligent; expressionless.

Other: ...and also:

Empty of matter; not occupied or filled with anything solid or tangible.

Devoid of content or substance.

Indicative of mental vacancy.

Etymology:  < Latin vacuus empty, void, free, clear, etc. (compare vacuum n.) + -ous suffix.

SNOOT score: 2
Page: 1050

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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