insipidly


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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.
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Adv.1.insipidly - in an insipid manner; "insipidly expressed thoughts"
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It is a little overdone, is rather dry, it tastes pretty insipidly, it rouses no enthusiasm.
At the counter she found a friend, bent on the same errand, and conversed with her insipidly, wasting much time.
Of late, we have been seeing more female characters that became popular for being multifaceted individuals, instead of simpering heroines insipidly mooning over their love interests.
This was a big game, and after the initial overs, the Pakistani bowlers crumbled rather insipidly.
Indeed, and this is the point Estill's research enables a literary interpreter to make, at least a few of the Latinate members of Shakespeare's audience might well have recognized from their schooldays the proverb's source in Culman's textbook, and relished noting that the entire exchange among the nobles is exquisitely puerile, a word that was already in the playwright's day starting to assume the sense that has since become the primary one in English: insipidly juvenile.
This compact crossover has recently gotten cosmetic updates which helped to boost sales, but lingers insipidly at the back of the pack in a crowded market segment.
Slowly, insipidly, like a metastasizing tumor, fear and self-loathing over- took me.
Years later I still could not stomach eating coleslaw, which I now love, due to the insipidly sweet puddle in a plastic dish I remembered from school cafeterias in my youth.
Films like "Interiors," "September" (1987), and "Another Woman" (1988) essentially were hollowed-out repros of Bergman, Fellini, Antonioni, and Resnais: Allen insipidly parroted their political and metaphysical concerns,
Antonio jests insipidly that Gonzalo should insert the word sort at precisely the point that he does in his speech, even as Sebastian has cynically rejoiced that the word yet should predictably appear (to begin a new grammatical clause infused with hope) after Adrian's initial observation on the island's bleakness (2.
In his brief volume, Lause successfully resurrects these largely ignored aspects of the Civil War and thus makes exciting again a period of American history more often insipidly memorialized than critically studied.
Williams' highest break of the tournament is only 82 and if Stephen Hendr y had not performed so insipidly in the concluding session of their secondround clash, he would not still be in the tournament.