Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "insipidity":

  1. But Alicia had long since sickened in the metropolis at the frivolity of beauty, the heartlessness of fashion, and the insipidity of elegance; and it was a relief to her to turn to the variety of character she found beneath the cloak of simple, eccentric, and sometimes coarse manners. - "Marriage", Susan Edmonstone Ferrier.
  2. In a word, these sermons were addressed to the multitude; and therefore they show good sense and absurdity; fancy and puerility; satire and insipidity; extravagance and truth. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
  3. This is the master- piece of the painter, with all his usual elegance, without his usual insipidity. - "Walks in Rome", Augustus J.C. Hare.