bland: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bland), [key]
— -er, -est.
  1. pleasantly gentle or agreeable: a bland, affable manner.
  2. soothing or balmy, as air: a bland southern breeze.
  3. nonirritating, as food or medicines: a bland diet.
  4. not highly flavored; mild; tasteless: a bland sauce.
  5. lacking in special interest, liveliness, individuality, etc.; insipid; dull: a bland young man; a bland situation comedy.
  6. unemotional, indifferent, or casual: his bland acknowledgment of guilt.


Pronunciation: (bland), [key]
— n.
  1. 1854–1911, U.S. songwriter and minstrel performer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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