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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insipid mean? 

INSIPID (adjective)
  The adjective INSIPID has 4 senses:

1. lacking taste or flavor or tang
2. lacking significance or impact
3. lacking interest or significance
4. not pleasing to the sense of taste

  Familiarity information: INSIPID used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

INSIPID (adjective)

Sense 1insipid [BACK TO TOP]


Lacking taste or flavor or tang


savourless; savorless; insipid; flavourless; flavorless; bland; vapid; flat

Context examples:

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


tasteless (lacking flavor)

Sense 2insipid [BACK TO TOP]


Lacking significance or impact

Context example:

an insipid novel


harmless; innocuous (not injurious to physical or mental health)

Sense 3insipid [BACK TO TOP]


Lacking interest or significance


insipid; jejune

Context examples:

an insipid personality / jejune novel


uninteresting (arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement)

Sense 4insipid [BACK TO TOP]


Not pleasing to the sense of taste


unappetising; unappetizing (not appetizing in appearance, aroma, or taste)

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