What does vacuous mean?

Definitions for vacuousˈvæk yu əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asinine, fatuous, inane, mindless, vacuous(adj)

    devoid of intelligence

  2. empty, hollow, vacuous(adj)

    devoid of significance or point

    "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"

  3. vacuous(adj)

    devoid of matter

    "a vacuous space"

  4. blank, vacuous(adj)

    void of expression

    "a blank stare"


  1. vacuous(Adjective)

    Lacking meaningful content.

  2. vacuous(Adjective)

    Showing a lack of thought or intelligence; vacant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vacuous(adj)

    empty; unfilled; void; vacant

  2. Origin: [L. vacuus. See Vacant.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vacuous

    vak′ū-us, adj. empty, void: without intelligence, unexpressive.—v.t. Vac′uāte, to make empty.—ns. Vacuā′tion; Vac′uist, one who thinks there are empty spaces in nature; Vacū′ity, emptiness: space unoccupied: idleness, listlessness; Vac′uōle, a very small cavity in the tissue of organisms; Vac′uousness; Vac′ūum, vacant or empty space: a space empty or devoid of all matter:—pl. Vac′ūa; Vac′ūum-brake, a brake working on the principle of keeping up a vacuum in a continuous pipe or pipes extending under the train, and in brake-cylinders connected to them under each vehicle, the air being sucked out by ejectors or pumps on the locomotive; Vac′ūum-gauge, a gauge for indicating to what extent a vacuum is produced; Vac′ūum-pan, a vessel for boiling saccharine juices in a partial vacuum in sugar-making; Vac′ūum-tube, a sealed glass tube in which a vacuum has been made, employed to examine the effects of a discharge of electricity through air or gas rarefied or exhausted. [L. vacuus, empty.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vacuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vacuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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