insipid

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Etymology[edit]

From French insipide, from Latin īnsipidus (tasteless), from in- (not) + sapidus (savory).

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insipid (comparative more insipid, superlative most insipid)

  1. Unappetizingly flavorless.
    The diners were disappointed with the plain, insipid soup they were served.
  2. Flat; lacking character or definition.
    The textbook had a most insipid presentation of the controversy.
  3. Cloyingly sweet or sentimental.
    Greeting cards contain some of the the most insipid words ever written.

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