bland

bland
bland ADJECTIVE 1) lacking strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting. 2) (of food or drink) lacking flavour or seasoning.
DERIVATIVES blandly adverb blandness noun.
ORIGIN Latin blandus 'soft, smooth' .

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  • 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, 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. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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

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