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bland

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Definition lacking stimulating characteristics — especially in the flavor of food
  • a bland diet
bland = lacking stimulating characteristics — especially in the flavor of food
  • a bland little drama
  • If Atticus could blandly introduce me to Boo Radley at a time like this, well—that was Atticus.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • blandly = in a manner that is uninteresting
  • "It's a game, you see," pursued the general blandly.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • blandly = in an unremarkable manner (without strong emotion or other stimulation)
  • Her stomach shuddered, but she kept her voice bland.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • bland = uninterestingly steady (lacking stimulating characteristics)
  • "It's just another place to live," Mr. Hart said blandly, "middle-class, some upper."
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • blandly = in a manner that is dull or uninteresting
  • It was the Indian summer, and the calms, and almost the blandness of June, slept in the hazy atmosphere.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • He could smell the blood beneath him, the sweet, bland odor penetrating his nostrils, informing him of a practicality.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • On the steps of a ball room I can see the romantic figure of Geoffrey Young; blue eyed; bland, immaculate.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • "Good-morning, Bishop," greeted Holderness, blandly, baring his head.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • He turned on him a face of stone, insanely mixed between venom, blandness and misery.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • American tobacco was a little bland, he thought.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • He wasn't hungry much anymore, and the meals were bland because spices of any kind irritated his stomach.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • I swallowed, tried to raise a bland smile.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • When the dinner was served the spaghetti was a lump and the sauce was very bland.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • I was also convinced that something as fun as deer hunting should never be portrayed as being something bland.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • "Investment is a game of luck," says Luke blandly.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • He was restricted to a bland diet.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • "You could regard her as that, if you wished," replied Chang with deprecating blandness.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • When he bent forward the result was so bland that after a moment Clara drew back her head and laughed.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove

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