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 blandest
Mr. Mix retired, in the blandest of good-humour, and on Monday he visited the manager of the largest picture house in town.Rope|Holworthy Hall
She looked up at him with the blandest smile and the sweetest air.A Mad Love|Bertha M. Clay
Serene, courteous, healthful; a ray of tenderest and blandest light, shining steadily in the sober gloom of that old household!The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
How well he knew his own station, and preserved, with the blandest manners, the true dignity of it!Rattlin the Reefer|Edward Howard
Arthur watched them from the fireplace with the blandest of smiles upon his face.A Crime of the Under-seas|Guy Boothby
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.