Silver’s Word of the Week – VACUOUS

If it’s Friday – it’s Silver’s Word of the Week!

I decided that it would be fun to offer a different word each week with its meaning and use it in a couple of sentences to see if I could learn some new words to expand my vocabulary. Join me and see if together we can incorporate some of these NEW words into our everyday life!

This week’s word is:


[vak-yoo-uh s] says: (click the link to visit the site to hear the word pronounced)

Vacuous is an adjective, meaning

  1. without contents; empty: the vacuous air.
  2. lacking in ideas or intelligence: a vacuous mind.
  3. expressing or characterized by a lack of ideas or intelligence; inane;stupid: a vacuous book.
  4. purposeless; idle: a vacuous way of life.

Related forms:

Vacuously (adverb)

Vacuousness (noun)

Nonvacuous (adverb)

Nonvacuously (adverb)

Nonvacuousness (noun)

Silver just wrote a vacuous blog post! Now, she has to start all over again.

Ode to a Vacuous Life

She was a typical kind of girl,

just an ordinary, run of the mill kind of girl.

Nothing fancy, nothing elegant, simply her.

She had a common job as a cocktail waitress

earning her living at the usual kind of bar –

serving men who treated her cruel.

In her regular way, she battled the demons of her past.

They drove her on in her same old vacuous existence,

and it became ordinary to her.

She had been a typical kind of girl,

just an ordinary, run of the mill kind of girl.

Now she was lost, mediocre, barely adequate –

a vacuous kind of girl.

In mediocrity she dwells,

all alone in the bowels of life.


2016 © Copyright-All rights reserved Colleen M. Chesebro

Have YOU heard any interesting words lately?

See you next FRIDAY!

About Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017. The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family. Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry. She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website

22 Responses

  1. Oh I liked that Thank you.
    Vacuous is a word mostly used to describe the lack of someones mind or emptiness of their life.
    I think We should find a positive for it; give it a fresh look vacuous in a party frock.
    ( hours later ) No… I failed to make it pleasant unless I use antonyms “Her vacuous eyes left room for the pure light as she left this earth”… No I tried, but it’s a great word that we need to use more often. ( many more mumbles later) “Ha! i have it”. On this Good Friday i use vacuous to commemorate Easter Sunday “The stone was rolled back to reveal an immense vacuous space”
    I found a positive! “Tah Dah”

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