savourless

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj savourless lacking taste or flavor or tang "a bland diet","insipid hospital food","flavorless supermarket tomatoes","vapid beer","vapid tea"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Savourless wanting savour
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. saveur—L. saporsapĕre, to taste.

Usage

In literature:

If Uncle Blair took the Story Girl away would not life become rather savourless on the hill farm?
"The Golden Road" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Already she found her vengeance a poor, savourless thing; she felt that it belittled her.
"Our Friend the Charlatan" by George Gissing
Perhaps by-and-by that will be savourless: we degenerate.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
Yet her gratification in the memory of the latter event was singularly vapid, flat, and savourless.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
They were jolly hours, quick-stepping, cheerful, laughter-flecked; void of excitements, yet never savourless; above all restful.
"Regiment of Women" by Clemence Dane
Savourless salt is fit for nothing.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various
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