insipid

[in-sip-id]
adjective
1.
without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
2.
without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland: a rather insipid soup.

Origin:
1610–20; < Latin insipidus, equivalent to in- in-3 + -sipidus, combining form of sapidus sapid

insipidity, insipidness, noun
insipidly, adverb

incipient, insipid, insipient.


1, 2. flat, dull, uninteresting. 2. tasteless, bland.
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insipid (ɪnˈsɪpɪd)
 
adj
1.  lacking spirit; boring
2.  lacking taste; unpalatable
 
[C17: from Latin insipidus, from in-1 + sapidus full of flavour, sapid]
 
insi'pidity
 
n
 
in'sipidness
 
n
 
in'sipidly
 
adv

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insipid
1610s, "without taste or perceptible flavor," from Fr. insipide, from L.L. inspidus "tasteless," from L. in- "not" + sapidus "tasty," from sapere "have a taste" (also "be wise"). Fig. meaning "uninteresting, dull" first recorded 1640s, but it was also a secondary sense in M.L.
"In ye coach ... went Mrs. Barlow, the King's mistress and mother to ye Duke of Monmouth, a browne, beautifull, bold, but insipid creature." [John Evelyn, diary, Aug. 18, 1649]
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Example sentences
Unless of course you're playing a game, or watching an insipid comedy or
  goofing with your smart phone.
Artificial and insipid as the play now seems, its combination of emotion,
  action and theory was considered a revelation.
Everyone knows how delightful the dreams are that one dreams one's self, and
  how insipid the dreams of others are.
Freshly boiled, because long cooking renders it flat and insipid to taste on
  account of escape of its atmospheric gases.
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