Bland



pleasantly gentle or agreeable:
a bland, affable manner.
soothing or balmy, as air:
a bland southern breeze.
nonirritating, as food or medicines:
a bland diet.
not highly flavored; mild; tasteless:
a bland sauce.
lacking in special interest, liveliness, individuality, etc.; insipid; dull:
a bland young man; a bland situation comedy.
unemotional, indifferent, or casual:
his bland acknowledgment of guilt.
James A(llen) 1854–1911, U.S. songwriter and minstrel performer.
Contemporary Examples

Desperately Seeking Prince Charming Sean Macaulay September 22, 2009
The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters Alex Belth August 1, 2014
Real Progress With Iran Gary Sick October 1, 2009
Marty Feldman: Dead Cool Simon Doonan November 1, 2009
Media Ignores Rash of Assaults on Transgender Women Jay Michaelson June 5, 2012

Historical Examples

Young Wild West at “Forbidden Pass” An Old Scout
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pyle
Barrington Charles James Lever
St. Martin’s Summer Rafael Sabatini
Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever

adjective
devoid of any distinctive or stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; dull: bland food
gentle and agreeable; suave
(of the weather) mild and soothing
unemotional or unmoved: a bland account of atrocities
adj.

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