Definition of insipid in English:


Syllabification: in·sip·id
Pronunciation: /inˈsipid




Pronunciation: /ˌinsəˈpiditē/
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  • The dryness and insipidity of their surroundings has taught them the value of colors which they reflect in their costumes, in their paintings, in their handicrafts and even in their thoughts.
  • Never mind contemporary country music, with its upbeat insipidity, which is to the genre at its best as a giant shopping complex is to the wild terrain eradicated to build it.
  • Yet when does this politeness, this so-called consideration become mere insipidity?


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  • As Charlotte grows bored of her somewhat vacuous husband and his insipidly shallow colleagues, she befriends Bob and the two of them embark upon one of the most realistically restrained romances in movie history.
  • ‘Come in,’ I called insipidly, as usual engrossed in a book.
  • He moves with a real, not acted, awkwardness; gazes insipidly out of weirdly hooded eyes; and speaks in choppy phrases.


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  • So as frivolous as the story may be I think it's worth paying attention to as a sort of object lesson in the mainstream press's general insipidness and openness to manipulation.
  • Gone was the fighting spirit and fierce determination of the drawn game, and in its place an insipidness and almost a willingness to accept defeat that should have no place in a county final.
  • Gone was the insipidness and lethargy we had witnessed.


early 17th century: from French insipide or late Latin insipidus, from in- 'not' + sapidus (see sapid).

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