Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull.
  • adjective Lacking taste, zest, or flavor; flat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That has lost its life and spirit; insipid; dead; flat.
  • Dull; spiritless; destitute of animation; insipid.

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

  • adjective Having lost its life and spirit; dead; spiritless; insipid; flat; dull; unanimated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Lifeless, dull or banal.
  • adjective Tasteless, bland, or insipid.

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

  • adjective lacking taste or flavor or tang
  • adjective lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin vapidus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin vapidus ("flat or vapid").

Examples

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  • helpful word.

    November 28, 2008

  • Seems flaccid as an insult.

    November 3, 2008

  • Has a very intense angry sound and shape. Great insult.

    Much like insipid.

    November 3, 2008