insipid

[ in-sip-id ]
/ ɪnˈsɪp ɪd /

adjective

without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland: a rather insipid soup.

Nearby words

  1. insincere,
  2. insincerity,
  3. insinuate,
  4. insinuating,
  5. insinuation,
  6. insipidity,
  7. insipience,
  8. insipient,
  9. insist,
  10. insistence

Origin of insipid

1610–20; < Latin insipidus, equivalent to in- in-3 + -sipidus, combining form of sapidus sapid

Related formsin·si·pid·i·ty, in·sip·id·ness, nounin·sip·id·ly, adverb

Can be confusedincipient insipid insipient

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British Dictionary definitions for insipid

insipid

/ (ɪnˈsɪpɪd) /

adjective

lacking spirit; boring
lacking taste; unpalatable
Derived Formsinsipidity or insipidness, nouninsipidly, adverb

Word Origin for insipid

C17: from Latin insipidus, from in- 1 + sapidus full of flavour, sapid

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Word Origin and History for insipid

insipid

adj.
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