What does insipid mean?

Definitions for insipid
ɪnˈsɪp ɪdin·sipid

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word insipid.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. insipid(Adjective)

    Unappetizingly flavorless.

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

    Etymology: From insipidus, from in- + sapidus.

  2. insipid(Adjective)

    Flat; lacking character or definition.

    The textbook had a most insipid presentation of the controversy.

    Etymology: From insipidus, from in- + sapidus.

  3. insipid(Adjective)

    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. 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

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. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.

  2. Ambrose Bierce:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Anita Loos:

    Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.

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Translations for insipid

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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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