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1. lacking taste or flavor or tang;
- Example: "a bland diet"
- Example: "insipid hospital food"
- Example: "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"
- Example: "vapid beer"
- Example: "vapid tea"
[syn: bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid]

2. lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting;
- Example: "a bland little drama"
- Example: "a flat joke"
[syn: bland, flat]

3. smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication;
- Example: "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"
- Example: "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
[syn: politic, smooth, suave, bland]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bland \Bland\, a. [L. blandus, of unknown origin.] [1913 Webster] 1. Mild; soft; gentle; smooth and soothing in manner; suave; as, a bland temper; bland persuasion; a bland sycophant. "Exhilarating vapor bland." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having soft and soothing qualities; not drastic or irritating; not stimulating; as, a bland oil; a bland diet. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

128 Moby Thesaurus words for "bland": abstract, adulatory, balmy, banal, bare, barren, blah, blandishing, blank, blarneying, bleached, boring, broad, buttery, cajoling, calm, changeable, characterless, civilized, clear, collective, complimentary, composed, cool, courtierly, courtly, devoid, disarming, dull, empty, faint, fair-spoken, fawning, featureless, fine-spoken, flat, flattering, fulsome, general, generalized, generic, gentle, glib, good-natured, gushing, halfhearted, hollow, honey-mouthed, honey-tongued, honeyed, inane, indecisive, indefinite, indeterminate, infirm of purpose, infirm of will, ingratiating, insincere, insinuating, insipid, insouciant, irresolute, judicious, lenient, mealymouthed, mild, mild as milk, milk-and-water, milky, moderate, mushy, namby-pamby, nebulous, neutral, nonchalant, nonspecific, nonviolent, null, null and void, obsequious, oily, oily-tongued, pacifistic, peaceable, peaceful, prudent, sapless, slimy, slobbery, smarmy, smooth, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, smug, soapy, sober, soft, soft-soaping, soft-spoken, soothing, suave, suave-spoken, sycophantic, tame, tasteless, temperate, uncharacterized, unctuous, undifferentiated, unemotional, uninteresting, unrelieved, unruffled, unspecified, urbane, vacant, vacuous, vague, vapid, void, waterish, watery, wheedling, white, wide, wishy-washy, with nothing inside, without content