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Synonyms for insipid
ɪnˈsɪp ɪdin·sipid

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  1. insipidadjective

    boring, dull, vacuous, juvenile, tasteless, corny, colorless, characterless, vapid, fatuous, bland, colourless

  2. insipidadjective

    Unappetizingly flavorless.

    The diners were disappointed with the plain, insipid soup they were served.

    dull, fatuous, boring, vapid, corny, characterless, juvenile, bland, tasteless, vacuous, colorless, colourless

  3. insipidadjective

    Flat; lacking character or definition.

    The textbook had a most insipid presentation of the controversy.

    colourless, dull, corny, juvenile, fatuous, characterless, vapid, bland, colorless, boring, tasteless, vacuous

  4. insipidadjective

    Cloyingly sweet or sentimental.

    Greeting cards contain some of the the most insipid words ever written.

    vapid, tasteless, corny, characterless, colourless, juvenile, vacuous, bland, colorless, dull, boring, fatuous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insipid

    cold, dull, flat, flavorless, prosy, stale, stupid, tasteless, vapid

    flavorous, forcible, lively, piquant, pungent, racy, rich, spicy, spirited

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insipid

    tasteless, vapid, uninteresting, characterless, flavorless, flat, insulse, lifeless, prosy, stupid

    tasty, sapid, relishing, racy, interesting, engaging

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapidadjective

    lacking taste or flavor or tang

    "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea"

    plane, smooth, two-dimensional, flavorless, categoric, matt, savourless, jejune, level, monotonic, compressed, unconditional, matted, suave, vapid, categorical, monotonous, prostrate, matte, monotone, savorless, flat, bland, mat, flavourless, politic

    tasty, interesting

  2. insipid, jejuneadjective

    lacking interest or significance or impact

    "an insipid personality"; "jejune novel"

    bland, insubstantial, savourless, flat, flavorless, savorless, juvenile, flavourless, vapid, jejune, puerile, adolescent

    interesting, tasty

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insipidadjective

    tasteless, gustless, savorless, vapid, mawkish, stale, flat

  2. insipidadjective

    spiritless, lifeless, heavy, stupid, dull, frigid, tame, prosaic, prosy, uninteresting, unentertaining

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "insipid":

    vapid, tasteless, watered-down, bland, innocuous

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How to use insipid in a sentence?

  1. William James:

    A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid or distasteful in itself. He breaks his engagements, leaves his letters unanswered, neglects his family duties incorrigibly, because he is powerless to turn his attention down and back from those more interesting trains of imagery with which his genius constantly occupies his mind.

  2. Anita Loos:

    Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.

  3. Miguel Cervantes:

    I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.

  4. Chris Williamson:

    The overall pace of expansion remains insipid rather than impressive. This is perhaps not surprising given the heightened degree of uncertainty surrounding the Greek debt talks that was seen during the month.

  5. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.

Translations for insipid

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  • insípidCatalan, Valencian
  • mdlýCzech
  • stumpfsinnig, fade, charakterlos, abgestanden, geschmacklos, lasch, geistlosGerman
  • άγευστος, ανούσιος, άνοστος, σαχλόςGreek
  • cursi, insípido, insulso, sosoSpanish
  • mauton, lattea, mielenkiinnoton, valjuFinnish
  • ana-blastaScottish Gaelic
  • neuvlaystalManx
  • 卑劣なJapanese
  • 지루한Korean
  • makiha, mākihakiha, hākoreMāori
  • karakterloos, smakeloos, smaakloos, flauwDutch
  • smakløs, flauNorwegian
  • mdłyPolish
  • insípidoPortuguese
  • nesimțitor, fără caracter, fără spirit, fad, anost, insipid, nesensibil, nespiritual, fără gust, searbădRomanian
  • неинтересный, скучный, безвкусный, слащавый, пресный, плоскийRussian
  • 平淡Chinese

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