What does insipid mean?

Definitions for insipid
ɪnˈsɪp ɪdin·sipid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapidadjective

    lacking taste or flavor or tang

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

  2. insipid, jejuneadjective

    lacking interest or significance or impact

    "an insipid personality"; "jejune novel"

Wiktionary

  1. insipidadjective

    Unappetizingly flavorless.

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

    Etymology: From insipidus, from in- + sapidus.

  2. insipidadjective

    Flat; lacking character or definition.

    The textbook had a most insipid presentation of the controversy.

    Etymology: From insipidus, from in- + sapidus.

  3. insipidadjective

    Cloyingly sweet or sentimental.

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

    Etymology: From insipidus, from in- + sapidus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insipidadjective

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

  2. Insipidadjective

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insipid

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insipid in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insipid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of insipid in a Sentence

  1. Chris Williamson:

    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.

  2. William James:

    A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid or distasteful in itself. He breaks his engagements, leaves his letters unanswered, neglects his family duties incorrigibly, because he is powerless to turn his attention down and back from those more interesting trains of imagery with which his genius constantly occupies his mind.

  3. Ambrose Bierce:

    once a man has tasted strong drink, he finds wine insipid

  4. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    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.

  5. Miguel Cervantes:

    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.

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  • insípidCatalan, Valencian
  • mdlýCzech
  • stumpfsinnig, geschmacklos, charakterlos, fade, abgestanden, lasch, geistlosGerman
  • άγευστος, άνοστος, σαχλός, ανούσιοςGreek
  • cursi, insulso, soso, insípidoSpanish
  • mauton, mielenkiinnoton, valju, latteaFinnish
  • ana-blastaScottish Gaelic
  • neuvlaystalManx
  • 卑劣なJapanese
  • 지루한Korean
  • hākore, mākihakiha, makihaMāori
  • smaakloos, flauw, karakterloos, smakeloosDutch
  • flau, smakløsNorwegian
  • mdłyPolish
  • insípidoPortuguese
  • anost, searbăd, fad, insipid, fără spirit, nesimțitor, fără caracter, nesensibil, nespiritual, fără gustRomanian
  • безвкусный, плоский, неинтересный, пресный, слащавый, скучныйRussian
  • 平淡Chinese

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