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bland

[ bland ]
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adjective, bland·er, bland·est.

pleasantly gentle or agreeable: a bland, affable manner.
soothing or balmy, as air: a bland southern breeze.
nonirritating, as food or medicines: a bland diet.
not highly flavored; mild; tasteless: a bland sauce.
lacking in special interest, liveliness, individuality, etc.; insipid; dull: a bland young man; a bland situation comedy.
unemotional, indifferent, or casual: his bland acknowledgment of guilt.

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Origin of bland

First recorded in 1590–1600, bland is from the Latin word blandus of a smooth tongue, pleasant, soothing
SYNONYMS FOR bland
Related formsbland·ly, adverbbland·ness, noun

Definition for bland (2 of 2)

Bland

[ bland ]
/ blænd /

noun

James A(llen),1854–1911, U.S. songwriter and minstrel performer.
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British Dictionary definitions for bland

bland

/ (blænd) /

adjective

devoid of any distinctive or stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; dullbland food
gentle and agreeable; suave
(of the weather) mild and soothing
unemotional or unmoveda bland account of atrocities
See also bland out
Derived Formsblandly, adverbblandness, noun

Word Origin for bland

C15: from Latin blandus flattering
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