Definition of bland
1a : smooth and soothing in manner or quality <bland approval> <a bland smile>b : exhibiting no personal concern or embarrassment : unperturbed <a bland confession of guilt>
blandlyplay \ˈblan(d)-lē\ adverb
blandnessplay \ˈblan(d)-nəs\ noun
Examples of bland in a sentence
The vegetable soup was rather bland.
The diplomat's bland statement did nothing to calm the situation.
Origin and Etymology of bland
First Known Use: 1565
Synonym Discussion of bland
BLAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bland for English Language Learners
: not interesting or exciting
: lacking strong flavor
: showing no emotion, concern, etc.
BLAND Defined for Kids
Definition of bland for Students
1 : not interesting or exiciting <a bland story>
2 : not having much flavor <a bland soup>
3 : not showing emotion <a bland face>
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