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bland

soothing; affable, mild amiable; not highly flavored; tasteless; unemotional: a bland response
Not to be confused with:
blend – mix inseparably together: blend the sauce; compound; mingle; combine; unite
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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.
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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
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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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
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bland

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bland

[ˈblænd] adj
[person, character] → fade, sans relief
(= flavourless) [taste] → fade, insipide
(= unexciting) → fade
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bland

adj (+er) taste, food, dietfad; book, film, statementnichtssagend; person, characterlangweilig, farblos; expression, look, smileleer
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bland

[blænd] adj (smile) → blando/a; (character) → insulso/a; (food) → insipido/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

bland

a. blando-a, suave;
___ dietdieta ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bland

adj (food) blanda
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