vacuity

noun va·cu·i·ty \ va-ˈkyü-ə-tē , və- \
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of vacuity

plural vacuities
1 : an empty space
2 : the state, fact, or quality of being vacuous
3 : something (such as an idea) that is vacuous or inane

Examples of vacuity in a Sentence

  1. We tired of the vacuity of their conversation.

  2. the seemingly endless vacuity between settlements in the desert

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Origin and Etymology of vacuity

Middle English vacuitee, borrowed from Latin vacuitās, from vacuus "empty, unoccupied" + -itās -ity — more at 1vacuum

VACUITY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of vacuity for English Language Learners

  • : the state of lacking any real meaning, importance, or intelligence



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