He visited England; a mere boy in years, and still more a weak boy in insipidity of character.
She is divinely innocent, but roguishness saves her from insipidity.
Nor must this be mistaken for insipidity or weakness of design.
The insipidity and yet the noise; the nothingness and yet the self-importance of all these people!
To charge them with insipidity, immaturity, and monotony, would be to mistake the force of genius and skill displayed by them.
Mr. Read's fondness was the saccharine that qualified the insipidity of his wife's apathy.
It was a scene in real life, compared with which, the most finished dramatic exhibition would sink into insipidity.
The reason of this insipidity is, that the ideality aimed at is all on the outside.
After wearying the public by their insipidity, they disgust it by their pride, displayed in some haughty preface to their drama.
So I can most of his fellows, no one of whom, I think, ever quite approaches the insipidity of their worst English imitators.
1610s, "without taste or perceptible flavor," from French insipide (16c.), from Late Latin inspidus "tasteless," from Latin in- "not" (see in- (1)) + sapidus "tasty," from sapere "have a taste" (also "be wise;" see sapient). Figurative meaning "uninteresting, dull" first recorded 1640s, but it was also a secondary sense in Medieval Latin.
In ye coach ... went Mrs. Barlow, the King's mistress and mother to ye Duke of Monmouth, a browne, beautifull, bold, but insipid creature. [John Evelyn, diary, Aug. 18, 1649]Related: Insipidly.