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 blandness
But surely there is something to hope for in a car journey that is neither violence nor blandness?Crazy Cartography: Artists and Writers Conjure a Slew of Imaginative Maps|Lauren Elkin|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This track gives us hilarious lines and moments rivaling even the blandness of “Yesterday was Thursday…Today it is Friday.”The Most Offensive Lyrics and WTF Moments From ‘Chinese Food’|Culture Team|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But his utterances on Sunday demonstrated only that his unerring talent for blandness will do little to get America back to work.
Conan was always the safe, mild-mannered choice to replace Jay Leno, who is blandness incarnate.
One could not have quarreled with the sentiment, but its blandness conveyed an exasperating disbelief.Flood Tide|Sara Ware Bassett
This son received a good academical education and was greatly admired for industry, correct deportment and blandness of manners.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
The voice was soft, but there was a finality in it that its blandness only served to make the more suggestive.The Adventures of Jimmie Dale|Frank L. Packard
Perhaps the blandness of the expression belonged as much to the season and hour, as to the habitual character of the man.The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish|James Fenimore Cooper
Wetter suddenly assumed an air of great dignity and blandness.The King's Mirror|Anthony Hope
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.