blandness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blandness - the trait of exhibiting no personal embarrassment or concern; "the blandness of his confession enraged the judge"
emotionlessness, unemotionality - absence of emotion
2.blandness - lacking any distinctive or interesting taste property
unappetisingness, unappetizingness - the property of spoiling the appetite
3.blandness - the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
graciousness - excellence of manners or social conduct

blandness

noun
Translations
عَدَمُ الحَرافَه، فُتور
mírnostnijakost
uanfægtetheduberørthed
daufleiki; viîfelldni
mülâyimlikyumuşaklık

blandness

n (of taste, food, diet)Fadheit f; (of book, film, statement)Inhaltslosigkeit f; (of person, character)Farblosigkeit f; (of expression, look, smile)Leere f

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
References in classic literature ?
These temporary apprehensions, so vague but so awful, derived a wondrous potency from the contrasting serenity of the weather, in which, beneath all its blue blandness, some thought there lurked a devilish charm, as for days and days we voyaged along, through seas so wearily, lonesomely mild, that all space, in repugnance to our vengeful errand, seemed vacating itself of life before our urn-like prow.
I always knew this would happen," he said aloud with brazen blandness.
No; by the way," Pitt continued with increased blandness, "it was about blood you were talking, and the personal advantages which people derive from patrician birth.
I am more delighted than I can possibly tell you,' rejoined Mr Chester with the utmost blandness, 'to find my own impression so confirmed.
Bumble returned very brief and snappish replies; for the temporary blandness which gin-and-water awakens in some bosoms had by this time evaporated; and he was once again a beadle.
Pickwick--hands across--down the middle to the very end of the room, and half-way up the chimney, back again to the door-- poussette everywhere--loud stamp on the ground--ready for the next couple--off again--all the figure over once more--another stamp to beat out the time--next couple, and the next, and the next again--never was such going; at last, after they had reached the bottom of the dance, and full fourteen couple after the old lady had retired in an exhausted state, and the clergyman's wife had been substituted in her stead, did that gentleman, when there was no demand whatever on his exertions, keep perpetually dancing in his place, to keep time to the music, smiling on his partner all the while with a blandness of demeanour which baffles all description.
On the contrary, Mr Quilp was all blandness and suavity, and presided over the case-bottle of rum with extraordinary open-heartedness.
Yet Pearson's utter refusal to play the PR game made him a compelling figure in a Premier League awash with corporate blandness.
With the aid of a Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends trackmaster adventure set, our young designer kept to the same layout brief but struggled to conform to the blandness that was obviously a key requirement of a,b and c.
Tories rely on the loyal toast and Labour are too busy number crunching on their abacus Both parties suffer from a lack of leadership unable to inspire a pulse, into the forlorn and poetry into the soul of blandness.
Melbourne, April 8 ( ANI ): dressing "normal" or normcore is now the latest fashion trend, which comprises of a collective, neutral blandness.
We have replaced character with blandness, individuality with the corporate.