insipidness

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insipid +‎ -ness

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insipidness (uncountable)

  1. A lack of distinctive, appealing, or energetic character; tastelessness; extreme blandness.
    • 1948, William S. Lieberman, "Modern French Tapestries," The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series, vol. 6, no. 5, p. 142:
      As Jean Lurcat said, "The art had died, killed by consumption, insipidness, lymphatism, and inversion."
    • 1977, K. C. Bennett, "Practical Criticism Revisited,' College English, vol. 38, no. 6, p. 575:
      This poem suffers from structural weakness, indeed insipidness.
    • 1983, Kiyoshi Takeyama, "Tadao Andô: Heir to a Tradition," Perspecta, vol. 20, p. 180:
      His void spaces are a criticism of the insipidness of the overly materialistic modern way of life.

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