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!
1. Devoid of matter; empty.
- 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)
- Devoid of substance or meaning; inane: a vacuous comment; "I don't know what that big word there means." (John Kruk)
- Devoid of expression; vacant: "The narrow, swinelike eyes were open, no more vacuous in death than they had been in life" (Nicholas Proffitt).
# 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:
· Anna Nicole Smith
· sliding into first base
· embolalia (obscure word)
· Joe Torre lineup management
· antisymmetric relation
· Operation: Shutdown
· Peirce's law