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"
lacking interest or significance or impact
"an insipid personality"; "jejune novel"
The diners were disappointed with the plain, insipid soup they were served.
Flat; lacking character or definition.
The textbook had a most insipid presentation of the controversy.
Cloyingly sweet or sentimental.
Greeting cards contain some of the the most insipid words ever written.
Origin: From insipidus, from in- + sapidus.
wanting in the qualities which affect the organs of taste; without taste or savor; vapid; tasteless; as, insipid drink or food
wanting in spirit, life, or animation; uninteresting; weak; vapid; flat; dull; heavy; as, an insipid woman; an insipid composition
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-sip′id, adj. tasteless: wanting spirit or animation: dull.—adv. Insip′idly.—ns. Insip′idness, Insipid′ity, want of taste. [Fr.,—Low L.,—L. in, not, sapidus, well-tasted—sapĕre, to taste.]
The numerical value of insipid in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of insipid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
The overall pace of expansion remains insipid rather than impressive. This is perhaps not surprising given the heightened degree of uncertainty surrounding the Greek debt talks that was seen during the month.
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Translations for insipid
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- insípidCatalan, Valencian
- stumpfsinnig, geschmacklos, charakterlos, fade, abgestanden, lasch, geistlosGerman
- άγευστος, άνοστος, σαχλός, ανούσιοςGreek
- cursi, insulso, soso, insípidoSpanish
- mauton, mielenkiinnoton, valju, latteaFinnish
- ana-blastaScottish Gaelic
- hākore, mākihakiha, makihaMāori
- smaakloos, flauw, karakterloos, smakeloosDutch
- flau, smakløsNorwegian
- anost, searbăd, fad, insipid, fără spirit, nesimțitor, fără caracter, nesensibil, nespiritual, fără gustRomanian
- безвкусный, плоский, неинтересный, пресный, слащавый, скучныйRussian
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