Definition of “vacuous” - English Dictionary

“vacuous” in English

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vacuousadjective

uk /ˈvæk.ju.əs/ us /ˈvæk.ju.əs/ formal
vacuously
adverb uk /ˈvæk.ju.əs.li/ us /ˈvæk.ju.əs.li/
vacuousness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈvæk.ju.əs.nəs/ us /ˈvæk.ju.əs.nəs/ also vacuity, uk /vəˈkjuː.ə.ti/ us /-ə.t̬i/

(Definition of “vacuous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“vacuous” in American English

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vacuousadjective

us /ˈvæk·ju·əs/

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.

(Definition of “vacuous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)