from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking flavor or zest; not tasty.
- adj. Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unappetizingly flavorless.
- adj. Flat; lacking character or definition.
- adj. Cloyingly sweet or sentimental.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Wanting in the qualities which affect the organs of taste; without taste or savor; vapid; tasteless.
- adj. Wanting in spirit, life, or animation; uninteresting; weak; vapid; flat; dull; heavy
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without any taste; not exciting the sense of taste; without flavor or savor.
- Without a definite taste; having a taste which from its faintness and undecided character appears negative, insufficient, or slightly disagreeable; flat in taste.
- Hence Without power to excite interest or emotion; without attraction; uninteresting; dull; flat.
- Synonyms Lifeless, stale, tame, prosaic, stupid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking taste or flavor or tang
- adj. lacking interest or significance or impact
Recently we have been ‘Christmas’ but before that ‘festive season’ whilst insipid is the closest we can get to I guess?
You called it "insipid"--dunno, for me, one of its charms was how it managed to sidestep being insipid.
The Hijazi is a round fruit, sweet, but insipid, which is also the reproach of the Sawadi, or black grape.
The fish has no scales, nor any bones, excepting that of the middle: its flesh is very good and delicate, but in a small degree vary insipid, which is easily remedied; in other respects it eats very like the fresh cod of the country.
"I wouldn't call her insipid if I were in your place," he remonstrated.
New York City, called insipid (1810), ~1~, 20 defences in War of 1812, 150
At last an old Lady, who had three Daughters marriagable, said, she wondered to hear Mr. _Hickman_ called insipid; for she thought there could be no Reason for giving him that Appellation, unless young
Carly Flynn, who managed to be "the nice one" without being insipid, which is a tricky balance to manage (not that I've ever tried).
However I'm unaware whether any survey exists asking about John Edwards 'love child and the state of the John and Elizabeth marriage, the NBC late-night programming issues concerning Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien, or nearly anything else that can only kindly be classified as insipid, dumb, moronic, my biased guess is that more Americans would fare better with those matters than they did with the just basic stuff Pew asked.
The following week he performed what can only be described as insipid, self-parody during the Super Bowl halftime.