[ sap-id ]
/ ˈsæp ɪd /


having taste or flavor.
agreeable to the taste; palatable.
agreeable, as to the mind; to one's liking.

Origin of sapid

1625–35; < Latin sapidus tasty; cf. sage1
Related formssa·pid·i·ty, sap·id·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sapid


/ (ˈsæpɪd) /


having a pleasant taste
agreeable or engaging
Derived Formssapidity (səˈpɪdɪtɪ) or sapidness, noun

Word Origin for sapid

C17: from Latin sapidus, from sapere to taste
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Word Origin and History for sapid



1630s, from Latin sapidus "savory, having a taste," from sapere (see sapient). Its opposite is insipid.

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