Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an insipid manner; without spirit or life; without flavor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an insipid manner; without taste, life, or spirit; flatly.

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  • adverb In an insipid manner.

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

  • adverb in an insipid manner

Etymologies

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insipid +‎ -ly

Examples

  • I get why the writers would want an All About Eve-inspired storyline — no shame in borrowing from the classics — but the character of lyricist Borle's simpering new assistant, who regularly locks horns with Messing, is poorly conceived and insipidly played by newbie Jaime Cepero.

    Monday TV in Review: Smash's Opening Night, Plus House, Castle, and More

  • No Matty, all the hot air simply proves that Republicans are as insipidly dishonest as are the Democrats.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Conservative Terror Timeline

  • Ever since we'd bought the house—a cottage, really, where we spent the summer weekends—I'd had more than my share of hikes and excursions into the insipidly pretty countryside, with its green hills and fields and old stone houses.

    The Swans

  • If you cool cats like classic hotrod cars, bad boys from the other side of the tracks, sexy blondes in tight shirts, insipidly catchy songs, goofy teen idol good looks, and the world's biggest cell phone ... this one is for you!

    Boing Boing

  • In a parade of self-flagellation Coyle and his band took turns to accept responsibility after Bolton lost insipidly to Fulham but an unpalatable truth is that their past five league outings have been defeats.

    Owen Coyle says job 'is absolutely killing me' after Bolton defeat

  • It was a play thought to be so insipidly tasteless that it would close on opening night, so the investors, who laid out cash far in excess of the play's actual production costs, would never question where all the money went.

    Do Business Schools See Why CDOs Are Compared to "Springtime for Hitler"?

  • Thursday 1/14/10 9:23am - ... wherein Spanish grins insipidly but doesn't say a word.

    Peter Rogers's Blog

  • Notice too that those in view of the adoring camera, those standing directly behind Obama, are always a careful, and visually obvious, mix of gender and race, and all insipidly smiling and nodding their heads.

    Obama: mockery in Maine

  • It was a play thought to be so insipidly tasteless that it would close on opening night, so the investors, who laid out cash far in excess of the play's actual production costs, would never question where all the money went.

    David Fiderer: Do Business Schools See Why CDOs Are Compared to "Springtime for Hitler"?

  • Such was the case with The Bread of Angels, the insipidly titled first book — coming out this week — by a young teacher and poet named Stephanie Saldaña.

    Youth and Prayer

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