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1. bland

adjective. ['ˈblænd'] lacking taste or flavor or tang.

Synonyms

  • savorless
  • savourless
  • flavourless
  • insipid
  • flat
  • tasteless
  • vapid

Antonyms

  • cubic
  • erect
  • thick
  • indirectly

Etymology

  • bland (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bland (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • blanden (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word bland


1. Noun, singular or mass
The family decided to nix this bland office space and turn it into an extra bathroom.

2. Verb, base form
Yellow and white blend into one another and can look bland without some contrast.

Quotes containing the word bland


1. Maybe the bar is low, but most of the strips that are 50, 60, 70 years old that are on their second or third generation of artists, the humor is pretty bland. There are others by people that were raised on 'Family Guy' or 'South Park' that are edgier. Mine's not as edgy as those, but it's edgier than 'Beetle Bailey.'
- Stephan Pastis

2. I think the warning labels on alcoholic beverages are too bland. They should be more vivid. Here is one I would suggest: "Alcohol will turn you into the same asshole your father was.
- George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

3. Dinner was a riot, but the food was bland, so I doused it with pepper spray. The chef wanted to protest, but he didn’t, because I had the pepper spray.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. bland

adjective. ['ˈblænd'] smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication.

Synonyms

  • politic
  • diplomatic
  • smooth
  • suave

Antonyms

  • interesting
  • bright
  • qualified
  • modulated

Etymology

  • bland (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bland (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • blanden (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. bland

adjective. ['ˈblænd'] lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting.

Synonyms

  • unexciting
  • flat

Antonyms

  • uneven
  • unidimensional
  • linear

Etymology

  • bland (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bland (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • blanden (Middle English (1100-1500))
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