Definition of bland
- bland approval
- a bland smile
- a bland confession of guilt
- a bland oil
- the bland climate of the southern coast
- Expect both kinds of salsify to be subtle and delicate—too bland for some tastebuds.
- —Elizabeth Schneider
The vegetable soup was rather bland.
The diplomat's bland statement did nothing to calm the situation.
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First Known Use: 1565See Words from the same year
: not interesting or exciting
: lacking strong flavor
: showing no emotion, concern, etc.
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