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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.
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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
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bland

adj (+er) taste, food, dietfad; book, film, statementnichtssagend; person, characterlangweilig, farblos; expression, look, smileleer
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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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References in classic literature ?
He was a large-cheeked man, nearly seventy, with small furtive eyes, and was not only of much blander temper but thought himself much deeper than his brother Peter; indeed not likely to be deceived in any of his fellow-men, inasmuch as they could not well be more greedy and deceitful than he suspected them of being.
But the more Holly comes into view, the blander her character becomes.'
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Aging dulls our sensory and motor organs: reading glasses become necessary; the ear is unable to hear high pitch sounds; food tastes blander; the sense of smell becomes less discriminating; reflexes become sluggish; and motor responses get delayed.
The MG3 possesses enough youthful charm and character to continue wooing buyers away from blander mainstream rivals that cost much more.
Despite its foibles, the MG3 possesses enough youthful charm and character to continue wooing buyers away from blander mainstream rivals that cost much more.
And as these games converge, they all get a little more interchangeable, and a little blander." The review ends with praise, however ; Origins seems to be one of the better Assassin's Creed games.
The locals of Near Haven speak with the stereotypical Maine accent, but the characters who doubt the comet tend to speak a blander and more formal English.
He's got a fair few winners to draw on but for every powerful anthem, there was a blander anthem to pull things down again.
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Brewdog also serves a nitro-keg version of this beer which is far blander with hardly any aroma when compared to this excellent bottled version.