insipid

Something insipid is lacking in flavor or interest. You'll probably find the generic poems inside of greeting cards insipid.

Insipid comes from the Latin insipidus, the opposite of sapidus which means flavorful. Because spices and salts are left out, hospital food is usually considered insipid. The most common use of the word is in a metaphorical sense for dull or flat. You might think that your goody-two-shoes cousin is the most insipid girl you've ever met.

Definitions of insipid
  1. adjective
    lacking interest or significance or impact
    “an insipid personality”
    synonyms: jejune
    uninteresting
    arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement
  2. adjective
    lacking taste or flavor or tang
    insipid hospital food”
    synonyms: bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, savorless, savourless, vapid
    tasteless
    lacking flavor
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