In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(drink/food) insípido(drink/food) insulso(drink/food) desabrido(drink/food) soso informal(film/person/novel) insulso(person/film/novel) soso informal
- The pictures are good but the text is mostly insipid.
- Before they are thoroughly matured, moreover, they are apt to be insipid in flavour, and to cause dyspepsia and other forms of intestinal disturbance.
- Even today, in this age of designer bars and huge superpubs, the pint of lager is generally an insipid, watery travesty.
- We settled for lager - and got the most insipid, tasteless liquid I've swallowed in a long time.
- They had that one small window of opportunity to be blessed with my presence at their insipid little lunch, and cookie lady blew it.
- People no longer like plain insipid soups, preferring instead spicy offerings with an unusual combination of ingredients.
- Don't even think about cocoa powders or the thin, insipid apology for chocolate drinks you get from machines.
- The magic of melody and voice can work wonders with a poem, which would otherwise have been insipid to the ordinary reader.
- There are ‘fast food’ cafeterias all over town that take advantage of this hurry and serve up what can only be described as insipid food.
- By the way, incongruity is the middle name of this insipid film with characters too many and too sketchy and actors short of work or talent, or both.
- Henry's charm begins to work on Carol, who's bored by her dull life and insipid husband.
- As a vocalist, however, he only emphasises the insipid nature of his songs, most of which are reminiscent of mediocre 80s pop.
- Mind you it is doubtful we will see a shallower, more insipid attempt at shifting the blame from the attacker to a victim.
- Leaner and therefore less tasty than the proper stuff, this flaccid, pale and insipid bacon is unfortunately afflicted with a water-retention problem.
- But most agreed that many of the items were neither insipid nor shallow.
- Here's the gist: insipid music, a boring story and lots of people arriving in carriages.
- It is important to force through nearly all of the pulp, otherwise you will lose a lot of the flavour and be left with a bowl of insipid liquid.
- Hate has its place, though, and it's just a shame that after such an attention-grabbing introduction the music is so insipid and bland.
- More dull, bland, insipid and uninspiring commercial radio is on its way!
- Perhaps a bootlegger will make something interesting out of these insipid ditties.
- Lily is very shallow and insipid; William has to buy her all of her necessities.
- There were indeed big chunks of chocolate, but the ice-cream itself was insipid and flavourless.
- Hot colours tend to advance visually and dominate, making less strong colours appear dull and insipid.
- And the textbooks are often insipid and bland, presenting a world which has no realities that children experience.
- I'm not interested in stupid, insipid men who flower me with ridiculous comments in the hope that I'll fall madly in love with them.
- A similarly well-made Béarnaise was, however, required to give an insipid chunk of New York strip steak a bit of flavour.
- When this breaker crashed onto the beach of popular culture, the legend was made and the grave dug, but the music his legacy has inspired is insipid and dull.
- The most boring, turgid, insipid or blatantly tragic films become a source of immense fun and wonder in his hands.
- It's weak, it's thin, it's insipid and it's desperately unsatisfying.
- And their only experience of strawberries is the chilled, wrapped and insipid kind from the supermarket shelf.
- I am not usually given to frequenting these places for more than a cup of insipid coffee but this one, contrary to the norm used to be good.
- Hearty food will make lighter wine taste insipid.
- It represents nothing more than banality, platitudes, and outrageous nonsense clumsily conveyed by insipid prose.
- Besides that, the dull weapons, graphics and truly uninspiring level design made this game one insipid boring waste of time.
- It combined beautifully with the capers, although the mustard dressing was a little too insipid and in dire danger of being lost against the other pungent tastes.
- They are almost without acid and therefore insipid in flavour.
- So many South African wines, particularly the big brands, are insipid, bland offerings, despite this great diversity.
- Sadly, the larger volume of water dilutes the taste of the flavouring ingredients, thus rendering the flavour of the noodles rather watery and insipid.
- After the insipid performances from the panel during the ‘great debate’ on Sunday, it is so obvious that we do.
- Say goodbye to eating dull, monotonous and insipid food day after day.
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