bland adjective \ˈbland\
: not interesting or exciting
: lacking strong flavor
: showing no emotion, concern, etc.
a : smooth and soothing in manner or quality <a bland smile>
b : exhibiting no personal concern or embarrassment : unperturbed <a bland confession of guilt>
Examples of BLAND
- The vegetable soup was rather bland.
- The diplomat's bland statement did nothing to calm the situation.
Origin of BLAND
First Known Use: 1565
Related to BLAND
- balmy, benign, gentle, delicate, light, mellow, mild, nonabrasive, soft, soothing, tender
- abrasive, caustic, coarse, hard, harsh, rough, scathing, stern, ungentle
See Synonym Discussion at suave
Rhymes with BLAND
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