insipid

Definition: Tasteless, bland

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Vivian Grey - By Benjamin Disraeli
...`` I always think that this is the only Personification where Art has not rendered Innocence insipid . "...
The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft - By George Gissing
...Yes, for veal is a somewhat insipid meat, and by experience we have discovered the best method of throwing into relief such inherent goodness as it has ....
The World Went Very Well Then - By Walter Besant, Am
...I fear you will find our beverage as insipid as our conversation . '...
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - By Mark Twain, John Falter
...He had to eat with a knife and fork; he had to use napkin, cup, and plate; he had to learn his book, he had to go to church; he had to talk so properly that speech was become insipid in his mouth; whithersoever he turned, the bars and shackles of civilization shut him in and bound him hand and foot ....
Pride & Prejudice - By Jane Austen
...In society so superior to what she had generally known, her improvement was great She was not of so ungovernable a temper as Lydia; and, removed from the influence of Lydia 's example, she became, by proper attention and management, less irritable, less ignorant, and less insipid ....
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...And that insipid, paltry creature attending her from duty and humanity, from pity and chanty !...
Sense and Sensibility - By Jane Austen
...There was a kind of cold-hearted selfishness on both sides, which mutually attracted them; and they sympathised with each other in an insipid propriety of demeanor, and a general want of understanding ....
Northanger Abbey and Persuasion - By Jane Austen
...`` I know you very well; you have so much animation, which is exactly what Miss Andrews wants; for I must confess there is something amazingly insipid about her ....
Mansfield Park - By Jane Austen
...It is an insipid fruit at the best; but a good apricot is eatable, which none from my garden are . "...
Kim - By Rudyard Kipling, John Lockwood Kipling
...This was not insipid, single-word talk of drummer-boys ....
O Pioneers! - By Willa Cather
...She made a yellow jam of the insipid ground-cherries that grew on the prairie, flavoring it with lemon peel; and she made a sticky dark conserve of garden tomatoes ....
Daisy Miller - By Henry James, Harry Whitney McVickar
...It was not at all insipid, but it was not exactly expressive; and though it was eminently delicate, Winterbourne mentally accused it--very forgivingly--of a want of finish ....
The Portrait of a Lady - By Henry James
...`` In other words she 's an insipid little chit ....
Washington Square - By Henry James
...`` Are you afraid she will turn insipid ?...
Middlemarch - By George Eliot
...We are on a perilous margin when we begin to look passively at our future selves, and see our own figures led with dull consent into insipid misdoing and shabby achievement ....
The mill on the Floss - By George Eliot, Charles Henshaw Ward
...`` But I know you like women to be rather insipid ....
Villette - By Charlotte Bront
...One never tired of seeing her : she was never monotonous, or insipid, or colorless, or flat ....
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - By Anne Bront
...All my former occupations seem so tedious and dull, my former amusements so insipid and unprofitable ....
Barchester Towers - By Anthony Trollope, Michael Sadleir
...It is insipid or unnatural, overstrained or imbecile ....