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Bland

Bland

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adjective


(1)   Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
"He was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"
"The hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject"
"The manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
"Affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability" - Ezra Pound
(2)   Lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
"A bland little drama"
"A flat joke"
(3)   Lacking taste or flavor or tang
"A bland diet"
"Insipid hospital food"
"Flavorless supermarket tomatoes"
"Vapid beer"
"Vapid tea"
Wiktonary



Adjective



  1. Mild; dull; soft; gentle; smooth in manner; suave.
    a bland temper
    bland persuasion
    a bland sycophant
  2. Having a soothing effect; not irritating or stimulating.
    a bland oil
    a bland diet
  3. Lacking in taste or vigor.
    the coffee was bland
    the judge found the defense's case to be bland