Blander



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.
Historical Examples

The Infidel, Vol. I. Robert Montgomery Bird
Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines T. H. Pardo de Tavera
In the Mayor’s Parlour J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
Sweet Cicely Josiah Allen’s Wife: Marietta Holley
Graham’s Magazine Vol XXXII No. 6 June 1848 Various
Louisa Pallant Henry James

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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