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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insipid  \In*sip"id\,  a.  [L.  insipidus;  pref.  in-  not  +  sapidus 
  savory,  fr  sapere  to  taste:  cf  F.  insipide.  See  {Savor}.] 
  1.  Wanting  in  the  qualities  which  affect  the  organs  of  taste; 
  without  taste  or  savor;  vapid;  tasteless;  as  insipid 
  drink  or  food.  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  Wanting  in  spirit,  life,  or  animation;  uninteresting; 
  weak;  vapid;  flat;  dull;  heavy;  as  an  insipid  woman;  an 
  insipid  composition. 
 
  Flat,  insipid,  and  ridiculous  stuff  to  him  --South. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insipid 
  adj  1:  lacking  taste  or  flavor  or  tang;  "a  bland  diet";  "insipid 
  hospital  food";  "flavorless  supermarket  tomatoes"; 
  "vapid  beer";  "vapid  tea"  [syn:  {bland},  {flat},  {flavorless}, 
  {flavourless},  {savorless},  {vapid}] 
  2:  lacking  significance  or  impact;  "an  insipid  novel" 
  3:  lacking  interest  or  significance;  "an  insipid  personality"; 
  "jejune  novel"  [syn:  {jejune}] 
  4:  not  pleasing  to  the  sense  of  taste  [syn:  {tasteless}] 




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