Insipid appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):
- Live dip I sniff on rubes… oh, those burn off insipid evil!
- "Dip?" I sniff on a web-tied Amiga rag, "I made it be wan, off, insipid."
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective insipid:
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Insipid (lacking in flavor; dull) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
Definition of the adjective insipid
What does insipid mean as an attribute of a noun?
- lacking taste or flavor or tang
- lacking interest or significance or impact
Alternative definition of the adjective insipid
- Unappetizingly flavorless.
- synonym: boring
- Flat; lacking character or definition.
- synonym: corny
- Cloyingly sweet or sentimental.
- synonym: fatuous
Definition of the adjective insipid for high school students
- dull, boring
- example: The play was so insipid, I fell asleep halfway through.
The adjective insipid is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].
by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
Taste insipid. Soluble in water, and forms mucilage. Insoluble in alcohol. Precipitated by silicated potash.
by Andrew Ure
Does not crystallize; taste insipid ; soluble in water, and forms mucilage; insoluble in alcohol; precipitated by silicated potash; soluble in nitric acid, and forms mucous and oxalic acids.
by Andrew URE
Does not crystallize; taste insipid; soluble in water, and forms mucilage; insoluble in alcohol; precipitated by silicated potash; soluble in nitric acid, and forms mucous and oxalic acids.
A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)
Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge : Illustrated by Numerous Engravings, a General Atlas, and Appropriate Diagrams by Thomas Curtis
Taste insipid. Soluble in water, and forms mucilage.
by Andrew Ure
A white powder Taste insipid. Insoluble in cold water. Soluble in hot water ; opaque and glutinous. Precipitated by an infusion of nutgalls ; precipitate redisssolved by a heat of 120°. Insoluble in alcohol. Soluble in dilute nitric acid, and precipitated by alcohol. With nitric acid yields oxalic acid and a waxy matter. 8. Indigo. A blue powder. Taste insipid. Insoluble in water, alcohol, ether. Soluble in sulphuric acid. Soluble in nitric acid, and converted into bitter principle and artificial tannin. 9.
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- Insipid Meaning
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- Candide Vocabulary Video: Insipid
Insipid: dull, flavorless, bland; lacking lively characteristics.
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Quotes about Insipid
To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization. (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
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Scrabble value of I1N1S1I1P3I1D2
The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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