(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Lack of taste or interest
Nouns — insipidity, vapidity; tastelessness, weakness; dullness, mediocrity, indifference.
1. (lacking taste) insipid, tasteless, flavorless, savorless, unseasoned, zestless; weak, stale, flat, mild, bland; milk-and-water, watery.
2. (lacking interest) uninteresting, unentertaining, prosaic, prosy, jejune, tame, dull, dry; vapid, flat, banal; mawkish, wishy-washy; spiritless, lack-lustrous, pointless, lifeless, amort, dead.
Quotations — There is nothing upon the face of the earth so insipid as a medium. Give me love or hate! (Fanny Burney).
Antonyms, see taste, pungency.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The state or quality of being insipid: blandness, innocuousness, insipidness, jejuneness, vapidity, vapidness, washiness, wateriness. Informal: wishy-washiness. See EXCITE, TASTE. 2. A lack of excitement, liveliness, or interest: asepticism, blandness, colorlessness, drabness, dreariness, dryness, dullness, flatness, flavorlessness, insipidness, jejuneness, lifelessness, sterileness, sterility, stodginess, vapidity, vapidness, weariness. See EXCITE.

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