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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- in 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
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where grows Not even one lonely rose) -- My soul at least a solace hath In dreams of thee, and therein knows An Eden of bland repose.
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They who so fondly hoped the result, began to believe that youth and the bland airs of June were overcoming the inexorable enemy.
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The physician stepped forward, an elderly man with a bland manner, whom Philip knew only by sight.
Presents are made to the Boffin servants, and bland strangers with business- cards meeting said servants in the street, offer hypothetical corruption.
asked Demi, with his mouth full, and an air of bland satisfaction.
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.
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