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Meaning of BLAND

Pronunciation:  bland

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking either stimulating or irritating characteristics; "a bland pudding"; "a bland diet for her irritated stomach"
  2. [adj]  lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea"
  3. [adj]  lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland little drama"; "a flat joke"

BLAND is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, tasteless, unexciting, unstimulating, vapid
 Antonyms: pungent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bland\, a. [L. blandus, of unknown origin.]
1. Mild; soft; gentle; smooth and soothing in manner; suave;
   as, a bland temper; bland persuasion; a bland sycophant.
   ``Exhilarating vapor bland.'' --Milton.

2. Having soft and soothing qualities; not drastic or
   irritating; not stimulating; as, a bland oil; a bland

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