Bland Bland, a. [L. blandus, of unknown origin.] [1913 Webster] 1. Mild; soft; gentle; smooth and soothing in manner; suave; as, a bland temper; bland persuasion; a bland sycophant. ``Exhilarating vapor bland.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Having soft and soothing qualities; not drastic or irritating; not stimulating; as, a bland oil; a bland diet. [1913 Webster]

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  • bland — [ blænd ] adjective 1. ) not interesting, exciting, or original, and therefore boring: She had pleasant but somewhat bland features. 2. ) not having a strong taste and therefore not very interesting to eat 3. ) bland comments or remarks are… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bland — [blænd] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: blandus] 1.) without any excitement, strong opinions, or special character = ↑dull ▪ a few bland comments 2.) food that is bland has very little taste ▪ a bland diet >blandly adv >bland …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bland — [bland] adj. [L blandus, mild, prob. < IE base * mḷdu , soft, var. of * mel : see MILL1] 1. pleasantly smooth in manner; suave 2. mild and soothing; not sharp, harsh, etc. [bland medicine] 3. tasteless, insipid, dull, etc. SYN. SOFT …   English World dictionary

  • Bland — Bland, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 565 Housing Units (2000): 299 Land area (2000): 0.641615 sq. miles (1.661774 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.641615 sq. miles (1.661774 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • bland — bland; bland·for·dia; bland·ly; …   English syllables

  • bland — [adj1] tasteless; undistinctive banal, blah*, boring, dull, dull as dishwater*, flat, flavorless, ho hum*, humdrum, insipid, milkand water*, monotonous, nerdy*, nothing, pabulum*, sapless*, tame, tedious, unexciting, uninspiring, uninteresting,… …   New thesaurus

  • bland — (adj.) 1660s, from It. blando delicate, or O.Fr. bland flattering, complimentary, both from L. blandus smooth talking, flattering, alluring, perhaps from PIE *mlad , nasalized variant of *meld , extended form of root *mel (see MELT (Cf. melt)).… …   Etymology dictionary

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