verb (used with object)
- flavor enhancer,
- flavor of the month,
Origin of flavor
Examples from the Web for flavorless
Flat, flavorless, even harsh on the throat—this was not horribly rich or complex stuff.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon|Dane Huckelbridge|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Absent magic, we get conniving politicians, close-minded scolds, flavorless marriages, and the occasional heroin junkie.‘The Casual Vacancy’ Review: J.K. Rowling Cuts Loose From Harry Potter|Malcolm Jones|September 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When they are small and soft they have no character, but if too old they are hard and flavorless.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
They had soup for breakfast, greasy, flavorless stuff loaded with vegetables, and bread sour with long keeping.The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax|Harriet Parr
If cooked slowly, it will be watery and stringy, while overdone cabbage is especially insipid and flavorless.Science in the Kitchen.|Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
Essay preaching—walking gingerly round duty, and flattering self-love; milk-and-water preaching—colorless, flavorless, and thin.Ginger-Snaps|Fanny Fern
The apples of the past year are well-nigh gone, and the few that remain have lost their succulence, and are dry and flavorless.
c.1300, "a smell, odor" (usually a pleasing one), from Old French flaour "smell, odor," from Vulgar Latin flator "odor," literally "that which blows," from Latin flator "blower," from flare "to blow, puff," which is cognate with Old English blawan (see blow (v.1)).
The same Vulgar Latin source produced Old Italian fiatore "a bad odor." Sense of "taste, savor" is 1690s, perhaps 1670s; originally "the element in taste which depends on the sense of smell." The -v- is perhaps from influence of savor.