Blandly



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.
Contemporary Examples

Beneath Billionaire Shafik Gabr’s Tranquility, Fears for Egypt’s Fate Lloyd Grove December 4, 2012
How Bad Was ‘The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story’? Kevin Fallon September 1, 2014

Historical Examples

The Octopus Frank Norris
The Four Million

O. Henry
The President Alfred Henry Lewis
Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
Verner’s Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
The Last Look W.H.G. Kingston
The Bishop’s Apron W. Somerset Maugham
The Destroyer Burton Egbert Stevenson

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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