Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lacking taste or flavor; without seasoning, spice, or discernible qualities of taste.
  • adj. Flat; lacking character or definition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without flavor; tasteless. Opposite of flavorful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without flavor; wanting positive or distinct odor or taste; tasteless, literally or figuratively.

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

  • adj. lacking taste or flavor or tang

Etymologies

flavor +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ms. Lloyd recommended Nabisco wafers, but added: I don ' t like to use the word flavorless … .

    Baking Power

  • Most supermarket tomatoes are picked and shipped while still green and artificially stimulated to redden by treatment with ethylene gas p. 351, so they have little ripe-fruit flavor, and in fact have become a byword for flavorless produce.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Every one (rustic pork, guinea hen, rabbit, and suckling pig) was rubbery, dry, and nearly flavorless, which is everything Bloomfield's food ordinarily is not.

    Men.Style.com: Latest Features and Articles

  • Foodie heresy I know, but I find avocados kind of flavorless and mushy.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Natural Light was "flavorless"; Michelob Ultra was simply "bland"; Coors Light was "blah" though it did have the slightest hint of sweetness, as if an ounce of (bad) ginger ale had been diluted with pint of club soda.

    No Bottoms Up: Light Beer Sales Are Sagging

  • To me sauteed zucchini was always kind of flavorless, but this tasted fantastic.

    Cheesy Zucchini with Garlic and Parsley

  • I mean, I love bran muffins as much as the next guy, but is Canada really going to just roll over and accept this practical, unspiced (I'm not saying "flavorless," because I admit bran muffins are tasty), unaromatic, home-bound and yes, boring, assignment of what it means to be Canadian?

    Diner's Journal

  • Long derided as a lowbrow guilty pleasure at best, and unsanitary and flavorless at worst, street food has undergone a renaissance, as mobile barbecue shacks, crêperies and even pizzerias have become popular.

    A Food Movement on Wheels

  • I was steeling myself to speak to it, to extract whatever dull memory and flavorless intelligence it had stored within itself.

    FRANKLY • by Eric Del Carlo

  • But where it all leads is not perhaps to fascism, as one critic worried, or even a kind of cultural fascism, but instead to a culture that is so multi-flavored as to be flavorless, so superficially diverse as to be homogenized and homogeneous.

    In the 500-channel universe, we're definitely lost in space

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