Vapidly
Vapid Vap"id, a. [L. vapidus having lost its lire and spirit, vapid; akin to vappa vapid wine, vapor vapor. See {Vapor}.] Having lost its life and spirit; dead; spiritless; insipid; flat; dull; unanimated; as, vapid beer; a vapid speech; a vapid state of the blood. [1913 Webster]

A cheap, bloodless reformation, a guiltless liberty, appear flat and vapid to their taste. --Burke. [1913 Webster] -- {Vap"id*ly}, adv. -- {Vap"id*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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