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insulsus , a, um, adj. 2. in-salsus,
I.unsalted, insipid.
I. Lit.: “amurcā insulsā perfundunt sulcos,Col. 2, 9: “gula,that longs for tasteless things, Cic. Att. 13, 31, 4. — Comp.: “cibus insulsior,Hier. Ep. 22, 40.—
II. Trop.
B. Tasteless, insipid, silly, absurd: “non insulsum huic ingeniumst,Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 79: “est etiam in verbo positum non insulsum genus (ridiculi),Cic. de Or. 2, 64: “multa (in sermone) nec illitterata, nec insulsa esse videntur,id. Fam. 9, 16: “adulescens,id. Cael. 29: “acuti, nec insulsi hominis sententia,id. Tusc. 1, 8.—Sup.: “insulsissimus homo,Cat. 17, 12.—As subst.: insulsae , ārum, f. (sc mulieres), silly creatures, Cic. Att. 9, 10, 2. — Adv.: insulsē , tastelessly, insipidly, foolishly, absurdly: “aliquid facere,Cic. Att. 15, 4: “insulse, arroganter dicere,id. ib. 5, 10: “non insulse interpretari,not amiss, not badly, id. de Or. 2, 54.—Comp.: “nihil potest dici insulsius,Gell. 16, 12.—Sup.: “haec etiam addit insulsissime,Gell. 12, 2, 6.
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