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 insipid; from French and amp; 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 &imacron;nsipidus : 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