Definition of Bland

1. Adjective. Lacking taste or flavor or tang. "Vapid tea"




2. Adjective. Lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting. "A flat joke"
Exact synonyms: Flat
Similar to: Unexciting, Unstimulating
Derivative terms: Flatness

3. Adjective. Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication. "The manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
Exact synonyms: Politic, Smooth, Suave
Similar to: Diplomatic, Diplomatical
Derivative terms: Blandness, Blandness, Smoothness, Suaveness, Suavity

Definition of Bland

1. a. Mild; soft; gentle; smooth and soothing in manner; suave; as, a bland temper; bland persuasion; a bland sycophant.

Definition of Bland

1. Adjective. (rare) Mild; soft, gentle, balmy; smooth in manner; suave. ¹

2. Adjective. Having a soothing effect; not irritating or stimulating. ¹

3. Adjective. Lacking in taste or vigor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bland

1. soothing [adj BLANDER, BLANDEST] : BLANDLY [adv]

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Literary usage of Bland

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"About the same time General bland and the master of the rolls were ... In 1752 General bland was transferred to the colonelcy of the King's dragoon guards, ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"bland et al. Z How. 28. In the interval between the emanation of the writ of error ... bland et at., but that the return of the officer of service as to the ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Clement Tudway Swanston, John Scott Eldon (1823)
"Thirdly, to the widow and children " of the Captain Humphrey bland, I leave 10000/., " one to his widow,"and three to each of his ..."

4. John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet by John Sherman (1895)
"ENACTMENT OF THE bland-ALLISON SILVER LAW. Amendments to the Act Reported by the Committee on Finance— Revival of a Letter Written by Me in 1868 —Explained ..."

5. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"Demanding the repeal of the so-called bland Act. Precisely the same proceedings that we had here last winter! We were told then that it was the wish of the ..."

6. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1895)
"The Enquirer will publish to-morrow a lengthy interview with ox-Congressman bland, from which the following is taken: Lebanon, Mo., March 23. ..."

7. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"About the same time General bland and the master of the rolls were ... In 1752 General bland was transferred to the colonelcy of the King's dragoon guards, ..."

8. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"bland et al. Z How. 28. In the interval between the emanation of the writ of error ... bland et at., but that the return of the officer of service as to the ..."

9. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Clement Tudway Swanston, John Scott Eldon (1823)
"Thirdly, to the widow and children " of the Captain Humphrey bland, I leave 10000/., " one to his widow,"and three to each of his ..."

10. John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet by John Sherman (1895)
"ENACTMENT OF THE bland-ALLISON SILVER LAW. Amendments to the Act Reported by the Committee on Finance— Revival of a Letter Written by Me in 1868 —Explained ..."

11. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"Demanding the repeal of the so-called bland Act. Precisely the same proceedings that we had here last winter! We were told then that it was the wish of the ..."

12. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1895)
"The Enquirer will publish to-morrow a lengthy interview with ox-Congressman bland, from which the following is taken: Lebanon, Mo., March 23. ..."

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