Thesaurus

insipid

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of insipid

  1. 1 lacking in taste or flavor an apple pie with a mushy, insipid filling that strongly resembled soggy cardboard Synonyms of insipid dead, flat, flavorless, savorless, tasteless, unsavory Words Related to insipid bland, dilute, thin, watery, weak; plain, unflavored Near Antonyms of insipid disgusting, distasteful, loathsome, sickening, unappetizing, unpalatable; cloying, mawkish; appetizing, delectable, delicious, palatable, toothsome; keen, piquant, seasoned, spicy; flavored; heavy, rich Antonyms of insipid flavorful, flavorsome, sapid, savory (also savoury), tasteful, tasty

  2. 2 lacking in qualities that make for spirit and character an insipid and somewhat boring movie about teenagers in love Synonyms of insipid banal, flat, wishy-washy, milk-and-water, namby-pamby, wateryWords Related to insipid unexciting, uninspiring, unrewarding; bland, boring, drab, dreary, dry, dull, heavy, humdrum, jading, leaden, lifeless, monotonous, pedestrian, ponderous, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, vapid, wearisome, weary, wearying; inane; innocuous, inoffensive; mild, soft, subdued, tame, weak; common, commonplace, ordinary, stale, unexceptionalNear Antonyms of insipid piquant, poignant, pungent, racy, spicy; meaty, substantial; entertaining, exciting, galvanizing, inspiring, invigorating, thrilling

Synonym Discussion of insipid

insipid, vapid, flat, jejune, banal, inane mean devoid of qualities that make for spirit and character. insipid implies a lack of sufficient taste or savor to please or interest.
    • an insipid romance with platitudes on every page
vapid suggests a lack of liveliness, force, or spirit.
    • an exciting story given a vapid treatment
flat applies to things that have lost their sparkle or zest.
    • although well-regarded in its day, the novel now seems flat
jejune suggests a lack of rewarding or satisfying substance.
    • a jejune and gassy speech
banal stresses the complete absence of freshness, novelty, or immediacy.
    • a banal tale of unrequited love
inane implies a lack of any significant or convincing quality.
    • an inane interpretation of the play

Learn More about insipid


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up insipid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

allowing a liquid or gas to pass through

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!