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Insipid meaning

insipid - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Wanting in the qualities which affect the organs of taste; without taste or savor; vapid; tasteless; as, insipid drink or food.
  2. 2. Wanting in spirit, life, or animation; uninteresting; weak; vapid; flat; dull; heavy; as, an insipid woman; an insipid composition.
  3. 3. Insipidity.
  4. 4. Tasteless; wanting spirit.

insipid - examples of usage

  1. She tasted, after she had practically renounced them, the bitter and the insipid flavors of fashionable amusement, in the hope that Margaret might find them sweet, and now at the end she had to own to herself that she had failed. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. The conversation is so insipid, so entirely confined to the merest platitudes, that it becomes absolutely a relief to escape. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. He led the cheerfullest life in the world, and was quite a monster of content; but when I come to sum up his pleasures, I fear that I shall appear to my readers to be celebrating a very insipid and monotonous existence. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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