Definitions for insipidɪnˈsɪp ɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•sip•idɪnˈsɪp ɪd(adj.)

  1. without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid:

    an insipid personality.

  2. without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland:

    a rather insipid soup.

Origin of insipid:

1610–20; < LL insipidus= L in-in -3+-sipidus, comb. form of sapidus tasty; see sage1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid(adj)

    lacking taste or flavor or tang

    "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea"

  2. insipid, jejune(adj)

    lacking interest or significance or impact

    "an insipid personality"; "jejune novel"


  1. insipid(Adjective)

    Unappetizingly flavorless.

    The diners were disappointed with the plain, insipid soup they were served.

  2. insipid(Adjective)

    Flat; lacking character or definition.

    The textbook had a most insipid presentation of the controversy.

  3. insipid(Adjective)

    Cloyingly sweet or sentimental.

    Greeting cards contain some of the the most insipid words ever written.

  4. Origin: From insipidus, from in- + sapidus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insipid(adj)

    wanting in the qualities which affect the organs of taste; without taste or savor; vapid; tasteless; as, insipid drink or food

  2. Insipid(adj)

    wanting in spirit, life, or animation; uninteresting; weak; vapid; flat; dull; heavy; as, an insipid woman; an insipid composition

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