Bland - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bl├Žnd|  American pronunciation of the word bland
Brit.  |bland|  British pronunciation of the word bland

adjective

- lacking taste or flavor or tang(syn: flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid)

a bland diet

- lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting(syn: flat)

a bland little drama

- smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication (syn: politic, smooth, suave)

Examples

The vegetable soup was rather bland.

The diplomat's bland statement did nothing to calm the situation.

Perhaps my words are very very bland.

His tone was bland.

It's very pure water. It tastes bland compared to water that comes out of your tap.

This is just another one of Hollywood's bland and boring bombs.

The Secretary of State has given us nothing today but bland generalities.

never matures as a dimensional character; he is pasty, bland, faceless

...bland pasta that needs a zesty sauce...

Word forms

adjective
comparative: blander
superlative: blandest
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