adjective, bland·er, bland·est.
Origin of bland
Synonyms for bland
Antonyms for bland
Related Words for blandesttedious, watery, insipid, boring, wishy-washy, tame, banal, dull, pleasant, amiable, soft, blah, flat, flavorless, humdrum, monotonous, nothing, pabulum, unexciting, uninteresting
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Historical Examples of blandest
The latter met the stare with a look of the blandest serenity.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
And it was all repeated to him in the blandest manner in the world.
I bowed and returned in the blandest tone, "That is not known to you at any rate, Sir."Daring and Suffering:
Mrs. Trevor beheld in him the mellowest and blandest of men.The Rough Road
William John Locke
“I demand a thousand pardons, monsieur,” he exclaimed, with the blandest of smiles.Marmaduke Merry
William H. G. Kingston
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.