Insipid

  • 1 insipid — INSIPÍD, Ă, insipizi, de, adj. (Despre corpuri chimice, substanţe etc.) Fără gust; (despre alimente) fad, searbăd. ♦ fig. Fără spirit, fără haz, anost. – Din fr. insipide. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  INSIPÍD adj. dulceag, fad,… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 insipid — insipid, vapid, flat, jejune, banal, wishy washy, inane mean devoid of qualities which give spirit, character, or substance to a thing. Something insipid is without taste, or savor, or pungency; the term is applied not only to food and drink… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Insipid — In*sip id, a. [L. insipidus; pref. in not + sapidus savory, fr. sapere to taste: cf. F. insipide. See {Savor}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Wanting in the qualities which affect the organs of taste; without taste or savor; vapid; tasteless; as, insipid… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 insipid — [in sip′id] adj. [< Fr & LL: Fr insipide < LL insipidus < L in , not + sapidus, savory < sapere, to taste: see SAPIENT] 1. without flavor; tasteless 2. not exciting or interesting; dull; lifeless insipidity n. pl. insipidities… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 insipid — 1610s, without taste or perceptible flavor, from Fr. insipide (16c.), from L.L. inspidus tasteless, from L. in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + sapidus tasty, from sapere have a taste (also be wise; see SAPIENT (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 insipid — [adj1] dull, uninteresting anemic, arid, banal, beige, blah*, bland, characterless, colorless, commonplace, dead*, drab, driveling, dry, feeble, flat, ho hum*, inane, innocuous, jejune, lifeless, limp, mild, mundane, nebbish, nothing, ordinary,… …

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  • 7 Insipid — (v. lat.), fad, geschmacklos …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 Insipīd — (lat.), unschmackhaft; fade, albern …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Insipid — (lat.), unschmackhaft, albern …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 Insipid — Insipid, lat. deutsch, fade, abgeschmackt …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 11 insipid — I adjective banal, bloodless, boring, colorless, diluted, dreary, dull, feeble, flat, flavorless, frigidus, halfhearted, impotent, inactive, ineffective, ineptus, insubstantial, insulsus, irresolute, languid, limp, pointless, powerless, savorless …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 insipid — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking flavour. 2) lacking vigour or interest. DERIVATIVES insipidity noun insipidly adverb insipidness noun. ORIGIN Latin insipidus, from in not + sapidus tasty, savoury …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 insipid — adjective Etymology: French & Late Latin; French insipide, from Late Latin insipidus, from Latin in + sapidus savory, from sapere to taste more at sage Date: 1609 1. lacking taste or savor ; tasteless < insipid food > 2. lacking in qualities that …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 insipid — [[t]ɪnsɪ̱pɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe food or drink as insipid, you dislike it because it has very little taste. It tasted indescribably bland and insipid, like warmed cardboard. Syn: bland, tasteless 2) ADJ GRADED… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 insipid — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Tasteless] Syn. flat, stale, vapid; see tasteless 1 . 2. [Uninteresting] Syn. vapid, flat, banal, weak, lifeless, characterless; see also dull 4 . Syn. insipid implies a lack of taste or flavor and is, hence,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 insipid — in|sip|id [ınˈsıpıd] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: insipide, from Late Latin insipidus, from Latin sapere to taste ] 1.) food or drink that is insipid does not have much taste = ↑bland ▪ an insipid pasta dish 2.) not interesting,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 insipid — adjective 1 food or drink that is insipid does not have much taste: an insipid pasta dish 2 not interesting, exciting, or attractive: an insipid young man insipidly adverb insipidness, insipidity / Insifi pIditi/ noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 insipid — insipidity, insipidness, n. insipidly, adv. /in sip id/, adj. 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 …

    Universalium

  • 19 insipid — adjective /ɪnˈsɪp.ɪd/ a) Unappetizingly flavorless. The diners were disappointed with the plain, insipid soup they were served. b) Flat; lacking character or definition. The textbook had a most insipid presentation of the controversy. Syn …

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  • 20 insipid — adjective 1) insipid coffee Syn: tasteless, flavorless, bland, weak, wishy washy; unappetizing, unpalatable Ant: tasty 2) insipid pictures Syn: unimaginative …

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