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insipid

[ in-sip-id ]
/ ɪnˈsɪp ɪd /
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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.
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Origin of insipid

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

OTHER WORDS FROM insipid

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH insipid

incipient, insipid , insipient
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British Dictionary definitions for insipid

insipid
/ (ɪnˈsɪpɪd) /

adjective
lacking spirit; boring
lacking taste; unpalatable

Derived forms of insipid

insipidity or insipidness, nouninsipidly, adverb

Word Origin for insipid

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