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vacuous

adjective  /ˈvæk·ju·əs/ us  
not showing purpose, meaning, or intelligence; empty: To seem real to your readers, your characters must not be vacuous, but complex human beings with ordinary difficulties and goals.
Translations of “vacuous”
in Chinese (Traditional) 空洞的, 無知的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空洞的, 无知的…
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