insipidity


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in·sip·id

 (ĭn-sĭp′ĭd)
adj.
1. Lacking flavor or zest; not tasty: insipid soup.
2. Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull.

[French insipide, from Late Latin īnsipidus : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin sapidus, savory (from sapere, to taste; see sep- in Indo-European roots).]

in′si·pid′i·ty (ĭn′sĭ-pĭd′ĭ-tē), in·sip′id·ness n.
in·sip′id·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insipidity - extreme dullness; lacking spirit or interest
dullness - the quality of lacking interestingness; "the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees"
2.insipidity - lacking any distinctive or interesting taste property
unappetisingness, unappetizingness - the property of spoiling the appetite

insipidity

noun
Translations

insipidity

[ˌɪnsɪˈpɪdɪtɪ] Ninsipidez f, sosería f, insulsez f

insipidity

nFadheit f; (= vapidity)Geistlosigkeit f
References in classic literature ?
There was nothing in any of the party which could recommend them as companions to the Dashwoods; but the cold insipidity of Lady Middleton was so particularly repulsive, that in comparison of it the gravity of Colonel Brandon, and even the boisterous mirth of Sir John and his mother-in-law was interesting.
Her complexion was exquisitely fair, but the noble cast of her head and features prevented the insipidity which sometimes attaches to fair beauties.
The insipidity, and yet the noise-- the nothingness, and yet the self-importance of all those people
Blunt seemed to have come into personal contact with a good many of them and the marvellous insipidity of her recollections was astonishing to my inexperience.
The waves were colourless, and the Bournemouth steamer gave a further touch of insipidity, drawn up against the pier and hooting wildly for excursionists.
Her face was weak rather than decided, saved from insipidity by the large enquiring eyes; denied beauty, now that she was sheltered indoors, by the lack of colour and definite outline.
The lady had an air of sweet insipidity, and a face of engaging paleness; there was a faded look about her, and about the furniture, and about the house.
It smacks of crass insipidity for a country to spend all its earnings.
The editor-in-chief of the Daily News in New York, Jim Rich, may have won the award for over-the-top insipidity by labeling the actions of National Rifle Association executive Wayne LaPierre and the dread gun "lobby he represents" a "form of terrorism.
Those who are opposed to all negativism in political campaigning either yearn for insipidity or advantage, but not the rightfully vaunted marketplace of ideas to determine the best candidates.
Indeed, chastity is in the countenance so passive a virtue as not to be at all suited to the genius of painting; the idea is rather that of insipidity, and accordingly Scipio's expression is generally insipid enough.
John Dashwood's mother), whose "lucky contraction of the brow had rescued her countenance from the disgrace of insipidity, by giving it the strong characters of pride and ill nature" (232).