The definition of insipid is dull or flavorless.
A cup of bland soup from a cafeteria is an example of insipid.
- without flavor; tasteless
- not exciting or interesting; dull; lifeless
Origin of insipidfrom French and LL: French insipide from Late Latin insipidus from Classical Latin in-, not + sapidus, savory from sapere, to taste: see sapient
- Lacking flavor or zest; not tasty: insipid soup.
- Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull.
Origin of insipidFrench 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 in·sip′id·ness
(comparative more insipid, superlative most insipid)
- Unappetizingly flavorless.
- The diners were disappointed with the plain, insipid soup they were served.
- Flat; lacking character or definition.
- The textbook had a most insipid presentation of the controversy.
- Cloyingly sweet or sentimental.
- Greeting cards contain some of the the most insipid words ever written.
OriginSee also: insípid