insipid

See also: insípid

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French insipide, from Latin īnsipidus (tasteless), from in- (not) + sapidus (savory). In some senses, perhaps influenced by insipient (unwise, foolish, stupid).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɪp.ɪd/
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AdjectiveEdit

insipid (comparative more insipid, superlative most insipid)

  1. Unappetizingly flavorless.
    Synonyms: tasteless, bland, vapid, wearish
    The diners were disappointed with the plain, insipid soup they were served.
  2. Flat; lacking character or definition.
    Synonyms: boring, vacuous, dull, bland, characterless, colourless
    The textbook had a most insipid presentation of the controversy.

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