He is not, I think, a very good candidate, but he is an excellent debater, in the bland American style.
How strange to hear “Feel Like Going Home” in 1948 after years of the bland pop on the Hit Parade.
They've begun to call themselves "post-Zionist" - a bland, bloodless phrase.
In other words, most of these women were not bland, inoffensive “sweater gays”; they were RuPaul.
And the collections themselves so far have been anything but bland.
He could hear the Chinaman talking in his bland way to the villains.
They told him with bland serenity that they would leave it all to him.
He was bent on finding out where M'Cormick lived, and on making the acquaintance of that bland individual.
Do you want me to report your opinion to my father and Mr. bland?
The door opened at this moment, and the bland butler announced that the "Gentleman's supper was served."
1660s, from Italian blando "delicate," or Old French bland "flattering, complimentary," both from Latin blandus "smooth-talking, flattering, alluring," perhaps from PIE *mlad-, nasalized variant of *meld-, extended form of root *mel- (see melt). Related: Blandly; blandness. Latin also had blandiloquentulus "flattering in speech," which might have yielded a useful English *blandiloquent.