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.
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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
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insipidity

noun
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Translations

insipidity

[ˌɪnsɪˈpɪdɪtɪ] Ninsipidez f, sosería f, insulsez f
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insipidity

nFadheit f; (= vapidity)Geistlosigkeit f
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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!
Yates, indeed, exclaimed against his tameness and insipidity; and the day came at last, when Mr.
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.
This arises, either from an affectation of softness, or from perfect insipidity" (127).
It smacks of crass insipidity for a country to spend all it earns.
in speech or writing) of dullness, insipidity, or banality." (5) This provides three synonyms, but no real clarification.
The only fault of its insipidity; which is apt now and then to give a sort of Ennui [boredom, tedium], which makes one form certain little wishes that signify nothing.