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bland

 (blănd)
adj. bland·er, bland·est
1. Characterized by a moderate, unperturbed, or tranquil quality, especially:
a. Pleasant in manner; smooth: a bland smile.
b. Not irritating or stimulating; soothing: a bland diet.
c. Exhibiting no personal worry, embarrassment, or concern: told a series of bland lies.
2.
a. Dull and insipid: a bland little drama.
b. Having little or no distinctive flavor: bland cooking.

[Latin blandus, caressing, flattering; see mel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

bland′ly adv.
bland′ness n.

bland

(blænd)
adj
1. devoid of any distinctive or stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; dull: bland food.
2. gentle and agreeable; suave
3. (of the weather) mild and soothing
4. unemotional or unmoved: a bland account of atrocities.
[C15: from Latin blandus flattering]
ˈblandly adv
ˈblandness n

bland

(blænd)

adj. -er, -est.
1. pleasantly gentle or agreeable: a bland, affable manner.
2. soothing or balmy, as air.
3. nonirritating, as food or medicines.
4. not highly flavored; mild; tasteless: a bland sauce.
5. lacking in special interest, liveliness, individuality, etc.; dull.
6. unemotional, casual: a bland confession.
[1590–1600; < Latin blandus of a smooth tongue]
bland′ly, adv.
bland′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bland - lacking taste or flavor or tangbland - lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea"
tasteless - lacking flavor
2.bland - lacking stimulating characteristicsbland - lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland little drama"; "a flat joke"
unexciting, unstimulating - not stimulating
3.bland - smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophisticationbland - smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
diplomatical, diplomatic - using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people; "the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject"

bland

bland

adjective
1. Effortlessly gracious and tactful in social manner:
2. Lacking an appetizing flavor:
3. Lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality:
Informal: wishy-washy.
4. Without definite or distinctive characteristics:
Translations
غَيْر حَريففاتِر، بِدونِ عَواطِف
bez chutichabýmdlýmírnýnijaký
kedeliguanfægtetuberørtudvandet
bragîlítilltilòrifalaus, dauflegur; viîfelldinn
prėskaiprėskasprėskumasšaltai mandagusšaltas mandagumas
bezgaršīgsmaigsneizteiksmīgs
duygu göstermeyenruhsuzsönüktatsız tuzsuzyavan

bland

[blænd] ADJ (blander (compar) (blandest (superl)))
1. (pej) (= dull) [food, taste] → soso, insípido; [smile, expression] → insulso; [music, book, film] → soso, anodino; [statement] → anodino
it tastes rather blandtiene un sabor bastante soso
2. (= mild) [person, action] → suave, afable; [diet] → blando

bland

[ˈblænd] adj
[person, character] → fade, sans relief
(= flavourless) [taste] → fade, insipide
(= unexciting) → fade

bland

adj (+er) taste, food, dietfad; book, film, statementnichtssagend; person, characterlangweilig, farblos; expression, look, smileleer

bland

[blænd] adj (smile) → blando/a; (character) → insulso/a; (food) → insipido/a

bland

(blӕnd) adjective
1. (of food etc) mild, tasteless. That soup is very bland.
2. (of people, their actions etc) showing no emotion. a bland smile.
ˈblandly adverb
ˈblandness noun

bland

a. blando-a, suave;
___ dietdieta ___.

bland

adj (food) blanda
References in classic literature ?
asked Demi, with his mouth full, and an air of bland satisfaction.
There was hardly a minute between giggles and bland slumber.
There he sat, his very indifference speaking a nature in which there lurked no civilized hypocrisies and bland deceits.
She was naturally a lady of the mildest good breeding: she was mistress of every bland conventionality in the English language -- but disasters and dramatic influences combined, threw even this harmless matron off her balance at last.
Micawber taking a bland delight in extending his patronage to Uriah.
Now Morn her rosie steps in th' Eastern Clime Advancing, sow'd the Earth with Orient Pearle, When ADAM wak't, so customd, for his sleep Was Aerie light, from pure digestion bred, And temperat vapors bland, which th' only sound Of leaves and fuming rills, AURORA's fan, Lightly dispers'd, and the shrill Matin Song Of Birds on every bough; so much the more His wonder was to find unwak'nd EVE With Tresses discompos'd, and glowing Cheek, As through unquiet rest: he on his side Leaning half-rais'd, with looks of cordial Love Hung over her enamour'd, and beheld Beautie, which whether waking or asleep, Shot forth peculiar Graces; then with voice Milde, as when ZEPHYRUS on FLORA breathes, Her hand soft touching, whisperd thus.
And there was Silver, sitting back almost out of the firelight, but eating heartily, prompt to spring forward when anything was wanted, even joining quietly in our laughter--the same bland, polite, obsequious seaman of the voyage out.
and four little boy pigs, called Alexander, Pigling Bland, Chin- chin and Stumpy.
His conversation, his manners, seemed bland, like his person.
You sit quietly on the top of a hill; and away the stone goes, starting others; and presently some bland old bird(the last you would have thought of) is knocked on the head in his own back garden and the family have to change their name.
Sometimes in the midst of dinner, when everyone, under the attraction of wine and in the warmth of conversation, believed they had two or three hours longer to enjoy themselves at table, Aramis looked at his watch, arose with a bland smile, and took leave of the company, to go, as he said, to consult a casuist with whom he had an appointment.
He was a slightly ragged man, who spat skillfully between his shoes and possessed a great fund of bland and infantile assurance.