Origin of insipid
Examples from the Web for insipid
When I saw it listed on the contents page, I thought, “Why would he write about a song that insipid?”Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This time, long-suffering conservatives endured nothing embarrassing or bizarre, insipid, or outlandish.A Winning Final Four at the GOP Debate in Charleston|Michael Medved|January 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Other foods that came canned, including more limp, insipid vegetables, overly syrupy fruits, and sloppy stews were equally gross.
The insipid GOP chairman, Michael Steele, blamed Scozzafava for endorsing the Democratic candidate, Bill Owen.
Dispense with all the insipid government meddling and let the market decide what happens to Wall Street from this point forward.
Love is ridiculous or insipid in nearly all his other works.Initiation into Literature|Emile Faguet
Life later had made her rational, altogether too rational and insipid.The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
Panthea is innocent, but insipid; Mardonius a good specimen of what Fletcher loves to exhibit, the plain honest courtier.
The return, like the leave-taking, produces an anticipated sadness, which gives one a proof of the insipid life we lead.Over Strand and Field|Gustave Flaubert
I'm never up to his young girls—he is so very fond of the age of 'Nell,' when they are most insipid.Dickens and His Illustrators|Frederic G. Kitton
Word Origin for insipid
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]