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BLAND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bland mean? 

BLAND (adjective)
  The adjective BLAND has 3 senses:

1. lacking taste or flavor or tang
2. lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
3. smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication

  Familiarity information: BLAND used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLAND (adjective)


Sense 1bland [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking taste or flavor or tang

Synonyms:

savourless; savorless; insipid; flavourless; flavorless; vapid; bland; flat

Context examples:

a bland diet / insipid hospital food / flavorless supermarket tomatoes / vapid beer / vapid tea

Similar:

tasteless (lacking flavor)


Sense 2bland [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting

Synonyms:

bland; flat

Context examples:

a bland little drama / a flat joke

Similar:

unexciting; unstimulating (not stimulating)


Sense 3bland [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication

Synonyms:

politic; smooth; suave; bland

Context examples:

he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage / the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject / the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error / affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability

Similar:

diplomatic; diplomatical (skilled in dealing with sensitive matters or people)


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