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Definition dull (uninteresting and unimpactful)
  • I don't care for the author. I think her novels are insipid.
insipid = dull (uninteresting and unimpactful)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • If I must give my opinion, I have always thought it the most insipid play in the English language.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • insipid = dull
  • he had to talk so properly that speech ... become insipid in his mouth;
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • insipid = feeble or lacked flavor
  • 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
  • insipid = dull (uninteresting and unimpactful)
  • This is who I am, she said to me. An insipid, unsatisfactory answer, I thought at the time.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • insipid = uninteresting and without impact
  • It was at first a very insipid diet,
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • insipid = dull (uninteresting and unimpactful)
  • 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
  • insipid = dull (uninteresting)
  • 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
  • insipidity = insignificance or lack of flavor
  • 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
  • insipid = insignificant (unimportant)
  • Candide was very pleased with an actress who played Queen Elizabeth in a somewhat insipid tragedy
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • insipid = insignificant, feeble, or lacking flavor
  • 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
  • insipid = insignificant, feeble, or dull
  • 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
  • insipid = insignificant
  • He found the man to his taste, but the girl insipid.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • insipid = dull (uninteresting and unimpactful)
  • And that insipid, paltry creature attending her from DUTY and HUMANITY!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • insipid = dull (uninteresting and unimpactful)
  • We both acknowledged how painfully adolescent and insipid we were being with these third-party phone calls—
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
insipid = dull (uninteresting and unimpactful)

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