blandly


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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:
Adv.1.blandly - in a bland manner; "his blandly incompetent attempts"

blandly

Translations
بِصورَةٍ غَيْرِ حَريفَةٍ
chaběmdlemírně
behersketuanfægtetupåvirket
benoitementbenoîtement
dauflega; viîfelldnislega
sükûnetleyumuşaklıkla

blandly

[ˈblændlɪ] ADV (pej) [say, reply] → débilmente; [smile] → de manera insulsa

blandly

adv say, replyregungslos; smilevage

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 ?
I got her through my old friend, Blandly, who has proved himself throughout the most surprising trump.
"Great and good friend," said the Editor, blandly, looking up from his work, "we are far asunder, it seems.
My tantalized spirit Here blandly reposes, Forgetting, or never Regretting its roses -- Its old agitations Of myrtles and roses:
When the new label came, he put it on; our French wine being now turned into German wine, according to desire, the head waiter went blandly about his other duties, as if the working of this sort of miracle was a common and easy thing to him.
"But, my dear princess," answered Anna Mikhaylovna blandly but impressively, blocking the way to the bedroom and preventing the other from passing, "won't this be too much for poor Uncle at a moment when he needs repose?
"My good people," he said blandly, "I wish you all a very good-morning."
`No, 'm, I won't,' said Lena blandly. She took a few grains of the popcorn we pressed upon her, eating them discreetly and taking care not to get her fingers sticky.
It was a common trick with the boys--particularly if a stranger was present--to pretend a cramp and howl for help; then when the stranger came tearing hand over hand to the rescue, the howler would go on struggling and howling till he was close at hand, then replace the howl with a sarcastic smile and swim blandly away, while the town boys assailed the dupe with a volley of jeers and laughter.
"Servez-vous mon garcon," said he blandly, when I had put a couple of huge lumps of continental sugar into his cup.
However, she blandly admitted that such was the fact.
Weeks had listened politely, with smiling modesty, till Hayward finished; then he asked one or two insidious questions, so innocent in appearance that Hayward, not seeing into what a quandary they led him, answered blandly; Weeks made a courteous objection, then a correction of fact, after that a quotation from some little known Latin commentator, then a reference to a German authority; and the fact was disclosed that he was a scholar.
"I will send them back to where they came from," Da Souza interrupted blandly.