vacuous ˈva-kyə-wəs adjective
1. empty of matter
2. lack of expression
3. devoid of significance or point
4. devoid of intelligence
The word vacuous has appeared in 22 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 5 in “Hudson Yards: A City Within a City” by C. J. Hughes:
Plans for Battery Park City went through multiple iterations. It started with a 1966 “towers in the park” plan for apartment buildings to house World Trade Center employees that Ada Louise Huxtable, the architecture critic for The New York Times, called “sterile high-rise towers in vacuous open space.” The plan estimated about 90,000 residents, a far cry from the 16,000 there today.