(adj.) = dull ; wishy-washy ; insipid ; unexciting ; unmoving ; tasteless ; cut and dried [cut and dry] ; vapid. Ex: These librarians are given Haykin upon the day of their arrival and are expected to read the entire dull document and use it as a guideline in establishing subject headings. Ex: This is not the way for many wishy-washy persons who have never considered Cutter, probably one of the greatest librarians of his day. Ex: Otherwise, the result will probably be too small and insipid to be of any real use. Ex: The author argues that the advantages for higher education are unclear, and rather unexciting. Ex: The outcome is strangely unmoving. Ex: Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, and tasteless gas and is the product of the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing compounds. Ex: I don't like to hear cut-and-dried sermons -- when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. Ex: Television has become so vapid and devoid of information that I didn't see the point of watching the presidential debate. ---- * sabor insípido = off-flavour.