bland


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  • adj

Synonyms for bland

Synonyms for bland

effortlessly gracious and tactful in social manner

lacking an appetizing flavor

lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality

without definite or distinctive characteristics

Synonyms for bland

lacking taste or flavor or tang

lacking stimulating characteristics

Synonyms

smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication

References in classic literature ?
Every one of them has been in mischief except Spot and Pigling Bland.
They who so fondly hoped the result, began to believe that youth and the bland airs of June were overcoming the inexorable enemy.
I have thought her crafty, dissembling, interested sometimes, it is true; but may not much that looks like cunning and dissimulation in her conduct be only the efforts made by a bland temper to traverse quietly perplexing difficulties?
The gates of heaven at times seemed to open, and a bland air diffused itself over the earth, when animate and inanimate nature would awaken, and, for a few hours, the gayety of spring shone in every eye and smiled on every field.
And all this was done so naturally, and with such gracious smiles, that people must have had ribs of bronze not to cry thank you when the wrist made its play, or hearts of diamond not to be enchanted when such a bland smile enlivened the lips of the musketeer.
While this equable and bland temperature prevails throughout the lower country, the peaks and ridges of the vast mountains by which it is dominated, are covered with perpetual snow.
The marquis was with his wife when Newman entered their box; he was bland, remote, and correct as usual; or, as it seemed to Newman, even more than usual.
One of the Ooryas half apologized for his rudeness overnight, saying that he had never known his mistress of so bland a temper, and he ascribed it to the presence of the strange priest.
And Dirkovitch, bland, supple, and always genial, went away too by a night train.
where grows Not even one lonely rose) -- My soul at least a solace hath In dreams of thee, and therein knows An Eden of bland repose.
The man who entered was a sturdy, middle-sized fellow, some thirty years of age, clean-shaven, and sallow-skinned, with a bland, insinuating manner, and a pair of wonderfully sharp and penetrating grey eyes.
The bland dignity of Keggs had taken all the heart out of him.
Kenge also came to speak to us and did the honours of the place in much the same way, with the bland modesty of a proprietor.
he inquired, with the bland effrontery of any judge upon the bench.
If all the poetry and nonsense that have been discharged upon the fountains and the bland scenery of this region were collected in a book, it would make a most valuable volume to burn.