5.04.2005

Buy The Book: Vacuous



Every once in a while, someone on the BBTN set uses a big polysyllabic word that the Kruk can't wrap his meaty head around. That's when we go ... BUY THE BOOK! Here's today's word!

vac·u·ous (văk'yū-əs)
adj.

DEFINITION:
1. Devoid of matter; empty.
2.
  1. Lacking intelligence; stupid: "Alex Rodriguez's stolen base attempt during tonight's Devil Rays win, with the Yankees down 5 runs, was a vacuous attempt to accumulate meaningless statistics." (Peter Gammons, paraphrased)
  2. Devoid of substance or meaning; inane: a vacuous comment; "I don't know what that big word there means." (John Kruk)
  3. Devoid of expression; vacant: "The narrow, swinelike eyes were open, no more vacuous in death than they had been in life" (Nicholas Proffitt).
3. Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

SYNONYMS:
# Containing nothing: bare, blank, clear, empty, vacant, void.
# Lacking intelligent thought or content: blank, empty, empty-headed, inane, vacant.

vacuous is also mentioned in the following topics:
· bimbette
· Anna Nicole Smith
· sliding into first base
· embolalia (obscure word)
· tautology
· Joe Torre lineup management
· empty
· Garfield
· antisymmetric relation
· Operation: Shutdown
· Peirce's law

1 Comments:

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