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Definition of bland

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

OTHER WORDS FROM bland

blandly, adverbblandness, noun

Other definitions for bland (2 of 2)

Bland
[ bland ]
/ blænd /

noun
James A(llen), 1854–1911, U.S. songwriter and minstrel performer.
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How to use bland in a sentence

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 forms of bland

blandly, adverbblandness, noun

Word Origin for bland

C15: from Latin blandus flattering
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