Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not having taste; flavorless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no savor; destitute of smell or of taste; insipid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute of flavor; insipid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking taste or flavor or tang

Etymologies

savor +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Men are not living in the Kingdom as they should – The savorless salt/sullen lamp.

    Parables ���classification of

  • He talks about one study in which groups of Thai and Swedish women were given Thai food, Swedish food, and some other food "that was high in nutrients but consisted of a sticky, savorless paste."

    The Gospel According to Barry, Part 1

  • Most telling was a third variation of the experiment, in which both the Swedes and the Thais were given food that was high in nutrients but consisted of a sticky, savorless paste.

    It's all about the eats

  • A savorless people, gulping tasteless food, and sitting afterward, coatless and thoughtless, in rocking-chairs prickly with inane decorations, listening to mechanical music, saying mechanical things about the excellence of Ford automobiles, and viewing themselves as the greatest race in the world.

    Main Street

  • It was a wonderful toy and a glorious war, and while we rejoiced in victory when it came, life seemed savorless for a long time afterward.

    WASN'T THE GRASS GREENER A Curmudgeon's Fond Memories

  • Whitmark had children back East and a wife whom he had married for all the traditions of niceness and denial and abnegation which men demand of the women they expect to marry, and find savorless so often when they are married to it.

    The Woman at Eighteen-Mile

  • But Irina, filled from top to toe with the _tempérament_ that comprehends every vagary and something of genius, watched the illumination of his face and eyes till she was beset with high desire: till her present life, with its hollow luxury, its spiceless ease, its savorless pretence, had become abominable to her.

    The Genius

  • When mutton is two years old, the meat is flabby, pale and savorless.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) The Whole Comprising a Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home

  • Congress-water, brought by unattractive Ganymedes and sold in the train, -- draughts flat, flabby, and utterly bubbleless, lukewarm heel-taps with a flavor of savorless salt.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

  • And if you lack such a pattern, the end of the war is to you what it was to so many good people, an anticlimax in a dreary and savorless world.

    Public Opinion

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