Insipid

In*sip"id

(?), a. [L. insipidus; pref. in- not + sapidus savory, fr. sapere to taste: cf. F. insipide. See Savor.]
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1. Wanting in the qualities which affect the organs of taste; without taste or savor; vapid; tasteless; as, insipid drink or food. Boyle.
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2. Wanting in spirit, life, or animation; uninteresting; weak; vapid; flat; dull; heavy; as, an insipid woman; an insipid composition.
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Flat, insipid, and ridiculous stuff to him.
South.
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But his wit is faint, and his salt, if I may dare to say so, almost insipid.
Dryden.

Syn. -- Tasteless; vapid; dull; spiritless; unanimated; lifeless; flat; stale; pointless; uninteresting.

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In`si*pid"i*ty

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In*sip"id*ness

(?), } n. [Cf. F. insipidit.] The quality or state of being insipid; vapidity. "Dryden's lines shine strongly through the insipidity of Tate's." Pope.
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