Definition of bland in English:

bland

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Pronunciation: /bland
 
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adjective

Derivatives

blandly

adverb
More example sentences
  • His office is a windowless box inside a dreary space, decorated blandly with laminated advertisements for his company.
  • He almost seemed a corporate entity, blandly efficient, compared to the rascals and characters who preceded him.
  • Unfortunately, both these guys are in a movie that's blandly superficial and notably lacking in dramatic tension.

blandness

noun
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  • There is none of the monotony or blandness that might normally be associated with a cold minimalist concept.
  • The film came out of a conversation with Nicole, who was looking for something edgy to work on and was complaining about the blandness of world cinema.
  • You really cannot appreciate the boring blandness of feeling well until you have it taken away from you for the better part of a month.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'gentle in manner'): from Latin blandus 'soft, smooth'.

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