adjective, bland·er, bland·est.
- blanco fombona, rufino,
- blanco, antonio guzmán,
- bland diet,
- bland out,
- bland-allison act,
Origin of bland
Examples from the Web for bland
The Butterbrief, issued by Pope Innocent VIII, was a turning point for the then bland Stollen, which gradually became sweeter.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because holy hell was that bland, unfunny, uncomfortable, and just plain confusing.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Head of State was prescient, but hollow; I Think I Love My Wife was bland; and the documentary Good Hair was fascinating fun.Oscar Season Kicks Off in Toronto: Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart, and More Court Awards Glory|Marlow Stern|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How strange to hear “Feel Like Going Home” in 1948 after years of the bland pop on the Hit Parade.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters|Alex Belth|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cosmetic surgery invites us to enter a dystopian universe in which everybody looks the same: poreless, ageless, blond and bland.
Days passed by without a brawl, and Bland's valley saw more successive hours of peace than ever before.The Lone Star Ranger|Zane Grey
Are we, whose mother was a Fairfax, whose father was a Bland, sitting at our own table with a man who is not a gentleman by birth?The Romance of a Plain Man|Ellen Glasgow
This day Mr. Bland went away hence towards his voyage to Tangier.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
She paused intentionally, with an air of soft solicitude, of bland wisdom.The Whirlpool|George Gissing
Seiden smiled again and this time it was not so bland as it was mechanical, suggesting the pulling of an invisible string.The Competitive Nephew|Montague Glass
Word Origin for bland
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.