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.
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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
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blandness

noun
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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
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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
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