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vacuous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of vacuous

  1. 1 lacking contents that could or should be present a great vacuous space that should have been filled with an audience Synonyms of vacuous bare, blank, clean, devoid, stark, toom [chiefly Scottish], vacant, empty, voidWords Related to vacuous barren, hollow; available, clear, free, open; unfilled, unfurnished; unattended, uninhabited, unoccupied; abandoned, deserted, emptied, forsaken, vacated; depleted, drained, dry, exhaustedNear Antonyms of vacuous complete; replete; furnished, provided, supplied; filled, occupied; flush, overflowing, packed, teemingAntonyms of vacuous full

  2. 2 not having or showing an ability to absorb ideas readily a movie that was enthusiastically derided for its vacuous dialogue Synonyms of vacuous airheaded, birdbrained, bonehead, boneheaded, brain-dead, brainless, bubbleheaded, chuckleheaded, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, gormless [chiefly British], half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), lunkheaded, mindless, oafish, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, senseless, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, thick, thickheaded, thick-witted, unintelligent, unsmart, stupid, weak-minded, witlessWords Related to vacuous cretinous, feebleminded, simpleminded; boobish, foolish, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), moronic; ignorant, illiterate, lowbrow, uneducated, uninformed, unintellectual, untaught, unthinking; absurd, asinine, balmy, cockeyed, crackpot, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dippy, dotty, featherheaded, fool, half-baked, harebrained, insane, kooky (also kookie), loony (also looney), lunatic, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, silly, tomfool, unwise, wacky (also whacky), zany; fallacious, illogical, invalid, irrational, unreasonableNear Antonyms of vacuous ingenious, resourceful; acute, astute, discerning, insightful, keen, knowing, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, sagacious, sage, sapient, savvy, wise; cerebral, erudite, highbrow, intellectual, knowledgeable, learned, literate, scholarly, thinking, well-read; educated, informed, schooled, skilled, trained; crafty, cunning, foxy, shrewd, wily; judicious, prudent, sane, sensible, sound; logical, rational, reasonable, validAntonyms of vacuous apt, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, fast, hyperintelligent, intelligent, keen, nimble, quick, quick-witted, sharp, sharp-witted, smart, supersmart, ultrasmart

Synonym Discussion of vacuous

empty, vacant, blank, void, vacuous mean lacking contents which could or should be present. empty suggests a complete absence of contents.
    • an empty bucket
vacant suggests an absence of appropriate contents or occupants.
    • a vacant apartment
blank stresses the absence of any significant, relieving, or intelligible features on a surface.
    • a blank wall
void suggests absolute emptiness as far as the mind or senses can determine.
    • a statement void of meaning
vacuous suggests the emptiness of a vacuum and especially the lack of intelligence or significance.
    • a vacuous facial expression

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