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Postby KatyBr » Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:16 pm

one of my favorite words
vap·id (vpd, vpd)
adj.
1. Lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull: vapid conversation.
2. Lacking taste, zest, or flavor; flat: vapid beer.


[Latin vapidus.]



va·pidi·ty, vapid·ness n.
vapid·ly adv.

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsAdj. 1. vapid - lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea"
flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, bland, flat
tasteless - lacking flavor
2. vapid - lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest; "a vapid conversation"; "a vapid smile"; "a bunch of vapid schoolgirls"
unexciting, unstimulating - not stimulating


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Postby Grogie » Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:10 am

Excellent word Katy.It,s one we should all be using more often.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:57 am

Maybe we don't need that here because we have a plethora of stimulating conversations.

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Postby KatyBr » Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:11 pm

ok BD, how about insipid instead, not referring to any of your posts of course!
in·sip·id (n-spd)
adj.
1. Lacking flavor or zest; not tasty.
2. Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull.



[French insipide, from Late Latin nsipidus : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin sapidus, savory (from sapere, to taste; see sep- in Indo-European roots).]



insi·pidi·ty (ns-pd-t), in·sipid·ness n.
in·sipid·ly adv.

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsAdj. 1. insipid - lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea"
flavorless, flavourless, savorless, savourless, vapid, bland, flat
tasteless - lacking flavor
2. insipid - lacking significance or impact; "an insipid novel"
innocuous, harmless - not injurious to physical or mental health
3. insipid - lacking interest or significance; "an insipid personality"; "jejune novel"
jejune
uninteresting - arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip"
4. insipid - not pleasing to the sense of taste
tasteless
unappetising, unappetizing - not appetizing in appearance, aroma, or taste


OR

in·noc·u·ous (-nky-s)
adj.
1. Having no adverse effect; harmless.
2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid.



[From Latin innocuus : in-, not; see in-1 + nocuus, harmful (from nocre, to harm; see nek-1 in Indo-European roots).]



in·nocu·ous·ly adv.
in·nocu·ous·ness n.

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsAdj. 1. innocuous - not injurious to physical or mental health
harmless
harmless - not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"
harmful, noxious - injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"
2. innocuous - unlikely to harm or disturb anyone; "harmless old man"
harmless
safe - free from danger or the risk of harm; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet"
3. innocuous - not causing disapproval; "it was an innocuous remark"; "confined himself to innocuous generalities"; "unobjectionable behavior"
unobjectionable
inoffensive - giving no offense; "a quiet inoffensive man"; "a refreshing inoffensive stimulant"
4. innocuous - lacking intent or capacity to injure; "an innocent prank"
innocent
harmless - not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"


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Postby Stargzer » Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:51 pm

KatyBr wrote:ok BD, how about insipid instead, not referring to any of your posts of course!
in·sip·id (n-spd)
adj.
1. Lacking flavor or zest; not tasty.
2. Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull.

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OR

in·noc·u·ous (-nky-s)
adj.
1. Having no adverse effect; harmless.
2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid.
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Two more that don't apply here . . . :lol:
. . . at least where M. Henri and I are concerned . . . :wink:
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Postby KatyBr » Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:18 pm

no,no, no. just words not any editorial comments intended.

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Postby KatyBr » Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:20 pm

ok Larry, Henri, would you prefer:
of·fen·sive (-fnsv)
adj.
1. Disagreeable to the senses: an offensive odor.
2. Causing anger, displeasure, resentment, or affront: an offensive gesture.
3.
a. Making an attack: The offensive troops gained ground quickly.
b. Of, relating to, or designed for attack: offensive weapons.
4. (fn-) Sports Of or relating to a team having possession of a ball or puck: the offensive line.
n.
1. An attitude or position of attack: go on the offensive in chess.
2. An attack or assault: led a massive military offensive.



of·fensive·ly adv.
of·fensive·ness n.
Synonyms: offensive, disgusting, loathsome, nasty, repellent, repulsive, revolting, vile
These adjectives mean extremely unpleasant to the senses or feelings: an offensive remark; disgusting language; a loathsome disease; a nasty smell; a repellent demand; repulsive behavior; revolting food; vile thoughts. See Also Synonyms at hateful.

OR
ob·nox·ious (b-nkshs, b-)
adj.
1. Very annoying or objectionable; offensive or odious: "I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution" Ulysses S. Grant.
2. Archaic Exposed to harm, injury, or evil: "The town ... now lies obnoxious to its foes" John Bunyan.
3. Archaic Deserving of or liable to censure.

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[Latin obnoxisus, subordinate, from obnoxius, subject, liable : ob-, to; see ob- + noxa, injury; see nek-1 in Indo-European roots.]

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ob·noxious·ly adv.
ob·noxious·ness n.

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsAdj. 1. obnoxious - causing disapproval or protest; "a vulgar and objectionable person"
objectionable, unpleasant
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"


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(not my choice of words, you asked for it)
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Postby Stargzer » Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:23 pm

Not needed; I don't think the Apostle of Nahuatl is on this board. :wink:
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Postby KatyBr » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:54 pm

again they are just word suggestions not comments on anyone alive or erm, dead.

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