What does bland mean?

Definitions for bland

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bland.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid(adj)

    lacking taste or flavor or tang

    "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea"

  2. bland, flat(adj)

    lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting

    "a bland little drama"; "a flat joke"

  3. politic, smooth, suave, bland(adj)

    smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication

    "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"


  1. bland(Adjective)

    Mild; soft, gentle, balmy; smooth in manner; suave.

  2. bland(Adjective)

    Having a soothing effect; not irritating or stimulating.

  3. bland(Adjective)

    Lacking in taste or vigor.

  4. Origin: From blandus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bland(adj)

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

  2. Bland(adj)

    having soft and soothing qualities; not drastic or irritating; not stimulating; as, a bland oil; a bland diet


  1. Bland

    Bland is a census-designated place in and the county seat of Bland County, Virginia, United States. Bland was originally known as Bland Court House. The population as of the 2010 Census was 409.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bland

    bland, adj. smooth: gentle: mild.—adv. Blandly.—n. Bland′ness. [L. blandus, perh.—mla(n)dus—Eng. mild.]

  2. Bland

    bland, n. an Orcadian name for butter-milk and water. [Scand. blanda.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bland in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bland in a Sentence

  1. Whitney High:

    Use bland soaps, not highly perfumed or scented soaps.

  2. Andrew MacDougall:

    The country will be in perfectly safe, if bland, hands. That might not be a bad thing in a world gone insane.

  3. John Cleese:

    I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Without the challenges, life can be totally - like a bland diet with no spices. Challenges are the Spices of Life

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Without the Challenges, Life can be totally boring - like a bland diet with no spices. Challenges are truly the Spices of Life!

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  • ماصخArabic
  • ласкав, мек, приятен, нежен, успокояващBulgarian
  • mdlýCzech
  • sødDanish
  • sanft, fad, mild, geschmacklosGerman
  • soso, debil, suave, simple, tenue, desabrido, amableSpanish
  • mauton, mitäänsanomaton, vaisu, väritön, mietoFinnish
  • doux, douce, fadeFrench
  • नरमHindi
  • blandeInterlingua
  • insipido, blando, fiaccoItalian
  • 当たり障りのありませんJapanese
  • zacht, smaakloos, mildDutch
  • bezbarwny, łagodny, uspakajający, delikatny, nijaki, bez smaku, mdłyPolish
  • prevenitor, afabil, liniștitor, prietenos, gentil, blând, pritenosRomanian
  • неинтересный, успокаивающий, ласковый, мягкий, безвкусный, приятный, нежныйRussian
  • mild, lam, vän, fadd, blid, smaklös, intetsägande, tam, svagSwedish
  • 平淡Chinese

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