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Dictionary Definition

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, savourless, 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]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Unappetizingly flavorless.
    The diners were disappointed with the plain, insipid soup they were served.
  2. Flat; lacking character or definition.
    The textbook had a most insipid presentation of the controversy.
  3. Cloyingly sweet or sentimental.
    Greeting cards contain some of the the most insipid words ever written.

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utterly lacking in intelligence or depth; foolish
flat; lacking character or definition

Extensive Definition

unintelligent, quick and harsh, not thought out.

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