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insipid

[insip′id]
Etymology: L, in + sapidus, savory
dull, tasteless, or lifeless.
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Something of the insipidness of turn-of-the-century Welty studies comes across in all the three books under review today.
Bioy's tongue-in-cheek earnestness undermines the grandiose cliches of traditional erotic literature, yet the very insipidness of the dialogue often suggests profound alienation.
The interfaith chapel he created at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, presented a different set of challenges--how to create a chapel that could be used by different religious faiths, could accommodate the wide variety of experiences of those in or visiting a hospital and yet transcend the insipidness that afflicts many interfaith places of worship.