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I don’t care for the author. I think her novels are insipid.
  dull (uninteresting and unimpactful)
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  • I don’t care for the author. I think her novels are insipid.
  • an insipid personality
  • Another day of this insipid hospital food may drive me to drink.
  • We chatted together a long time, but I found her rather frivolous, and even a little insipid...
    Bronte, Anne  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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  • The eaters of the dinner, like the dinner itself, were lukewarm, insipid, overdone—and all owing to this poor little dull Young Barnacle.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Little Dorrit
  • You have to look past their insipid mission statement to appreciate how this company will change the world.
  • I tell the same story to Elizabeth, with a few more details to Hilly, pinching my arm to bear her insipid smile.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • And that insipid, paltry creature attending her from DUTY and HUMANITY!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • he had to talk so properly that speech ... become insipid in his mouth;
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • He found the man to his taste, but the girl insipid.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • It was at first a very insipid diet,
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • My response is being written with ink and paper in the glorious tradition of our ancestors and then transcribed by Ms. Vliegenthart into a series of 1s and 0s to travel through the insipid web which has lately ensnared our species, so I apologize for any errors or omissions that may result.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • ...the most insipid food was alone endurable;
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • A sermon which such people would accept would be to him as insipid as a poem which they could scan.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Candide was very pleased with an actress who played Queen Elizabeth in a somewhat insipid tragedy
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • This sensation of listlessness, weariness, stupidity, this disinclination to sit down and employ myself, this feeling of every thing’s being dull and insipid about the house!
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • "Well, what have we got here?" he drawled, trying to put her on the defensive.
    He hadn’t liked the fact that he’d been caught, nor was he pleased with his insipid opening line. Usually he was smoother than that. A lot smoother.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • insipid, or savage
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Everything is so insipid, so uninteresting, that does not relate to the beloved object!
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • She made a yellow jam of the insipid ground-cherries that grew on the prairie, flavoring it with lemon peel;
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • After much thought he risked a white rose, which he liked less than the others because it was insipid and mute:
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Queue-en-Brie was a very insipid place to stay at then, a village of farriers, and cow-girls with chapped hands, a long line of poor dwellings and thatched cottages,...
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The moment and the act he had prefigured for weeks with a thrill of pleasure; yet it was no less than a miserable insipidity to him now that it had come.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • His insipid voice murmured like a running brook; a light shone in his eyes through the glimmering of his spectacles... This man oppressed her horribly.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • There would have been no problem in going back to Fernanda’s insipid love, because her beauty had become solemn with age, but the rain had spared him from all emergencies of passion and had filled him with the spongy serenity of a lack of appetite.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The insipidity of the meeting was exactly such as Elinor had expected; it produced not one novelty of thought or expression, and nothing could be less interesting than the whole of their discourse both in the dining parlour and drawing room:
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Though the vision was over, and she had returned to the insipidity of the world, she remembered what she had learnt.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • It meant about as much to me as that insipid peace sign that was everywhere I looked:
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • We both acknowledged how painfully adolescent and insipid we were being with these third-party phone calls—
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • This is who I am, she said to me. An insipid, unsatisfactory answer, I thought at the time.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It was cold outside, and dark, and a leaky, insipid mist lay swollen in the air and trickled down the large, unpolished stone blocks of the houses and the pedestals of monuments.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I had shown Ferdinand my things as though I had been letting him into the deeper secrets of my existence, the true nature of my life below the insipidity of my days and nights.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • These last words, spoken by Leslie as she flopped over on her belly, had an effect on my libido which forever after would render insipid the word aphrodisiac.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They were dolls dressed up, insipid in blue and white, pious and lifeless.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • It will be of no interest to you if I describe the action of this insipid—the word "insipid" here means "dull and foolish"—play by Al Funcoot, because it was a dreadful play and of no real importance to our story.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning
  • CHAPTER X. When you were very small, perhaps someone read to you the insipid story—the word "insipid" here means "not worth reading to someone"—of the Boy Who Cried Wolf.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • The insipidity, and yet the noise—the nothingness, and yet the self-importance of all those people!
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • In fact, brandy was good almost any time, so much better than insipid wine.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The sarcasm that had repelled, the harshness that had startled me once, were only like keen condiments in a choice dish: their presence was pungent, but their absence would be felt as comparatively insipid.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • My father may be gone, but the song-schmaltzy, stupid, insipid— goes on.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • smiled at me, and insipid, near apologetic smile.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • But I know you like women to be rather insipid.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Her complexion was exquisitely fair, but the noble cast of her head and features prevented the insipidity which sometimes attaches to fair beauties.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Are you afraid she will turn insipid?
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • It is an insipid fruit at the best; but a good apricot is eatable, which none from my garden are.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • "She is fade and insipid," and adds some more kind remarks in this strain, which I should never have repeated at all, but that they are in truth prodigiously complimentary to the young lady whom they concern.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The comfort, the freedom, the gaiety of the room was over, hushed into cold composure, determined silence, or insipid talk, to meet the heartless elegance of her father and sister.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • This was not insipid, single-word talk of drummer-boys.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • It’s such an insipid comment that I should be shot for it, but I’m dying to know more about these two girls who are going to be in our class.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • The boy suspected something serious had happened, but his mother muted the drama with mild, insipid words so as not to upset him.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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