Insipid Definition

Without flavor; tasteless.
Webster's New World
Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull.
American Heritage
Not exciting or interesting; dull; lifeless.
Webster's New World

Flat; lacking character or definition.

The textbook had a most insipid presentation of the controversy.
The diners were disappointed with the plain, insipid soup they were served.

Origin of Insipid

  • French insipide from Late Latin īnsipidus Latin in- not in–1 Latin sapidus savory (from sapere to taste sep- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French insipide, from Latin īnsipidus (“tasteless”), from in- (“not”) + sapidus (“savory”).

    From Wiktionary

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