- Not likely to cause offence or disagreement and somewhat dull: anodyne musicMore example sentences
- I just find their music very anodyne, its very ‘consistent’, it lacks variation and is very safe - and that's the problem for the film.
- At other moments - for all the Chorus's endeavours - the concert is let down by anodyne music and lyrics.
- The sound effects - such as the perfect hollow pop every time Sara takes her pills - work in harmony with the images to convey the dull repetition and anodyne ritual that make up any addiction.
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- A painkilling drug or medicine: she had even refused anodynes • figurative an anodyne to the misery she had put him throughMore example sentences
- It displays diuretic, anodyne, styptic, digestive, antihelminthic, expectorant, antipyretic, and antiemetic properties.
- It is an anti-inflammatory, tonic astringent, diaphoretic, stomachic, nervine, anodyne and antiseptic.
- The root, which is rather toxic, has anodyne and soporific properties.
mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek anōdunos 'painless', from an- 'without' + odunē 'pain'.