One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they drank endless mugs of insipid coffee’
tasteless, flavourless, unflavoured, savourless, bland, weak, thin, watery, watered-down, unappetizing, unpalatable
Scottish dated wersh
2‘a rather insipid little boy’
uninteresting, boring, vapid, dull, spiritless, zestless, bloodless, lifeless, characterless, lacking personality, lacking charisma, anaemic, wishy-washy, pathetic
ordinary, commonplace, middle-of-the-road, run-of-the mill, not amounting to much
3‘many artists continued to churn out insipid works’
unimaginative, uninspired, uninspiring, characterless, flat, bland, vapid, uninteresting, unexciting, lacklustre, lustreless, dull, prosaic, boring, monotonous, tedious, wearisome, dry, dry as dust, jejune, humdrum, run-of-the-mill, commonplace, pedestrian, trite, banal, tired, hackneyed, stale, lame, tame, poor, inadequate, half-hearted, bloodless, sterile, anaemic, barren
British informal common or garden
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