insipid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɪp.ɪd/
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Adjective[edit]

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 most insipid words ever written.

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