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Synonyms for bland
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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"

    Synonyms:
    plane, smooth, two-dimensional, flavorless, categoric, matt, savourless, jejune, insipid, level, monotonic, compressed, unconditional, matted, suave, vapid, categorical, monotonous, prostrate, matte, monotone, savorless, flat, mat, flavourless, politic

    Antonyms:
    stimulating, undiplomatic, tasty

  2. bland, flat(adj)

    lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting

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

    Synonyms:
    plane, smooth, two-dimensional, flavorless, categoric, matt, savourless, insipid, level, monotonic, compressed, unconditional, matted, suave, vapid, categorical, monotonous, prostrate, matte, monotone, savorless, flat, mat, flavourless, politic

    Antonyms:
    tasty, stimulating, undiplomatic

  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"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, fluid, placid, savourless, insipid, tranquil, unruffled, still, quiet, flavorless, flavourless, suave, vapid, savorless, legato, debonair, debonnaire, flat, debonaire, fluent, liquid, politic

    Antonyms:
    tasty, undiplomatic, stimulating

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bland

    Synonyms:
    courteous, genial, polished, polite, refined, reserved, urbane

    Antonyms:
    abrupt, bluff, blunt, blustering, bold, brusk, coarse, discourteous, frank, impolite, inconsiderate, open, plain-spoken, rough, rude, uncivil, unmannerly

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bland

    Synonyms:
    soft, mild, gentle, complaisant, courteous, affable, gracious, tender, benign

    Antonyms:
    harsh, abrupt, rough

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bland(a.)

    Synonyms:
    soft, mild, gentle, not harsh

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bland(a)

    Synonyms:
    suave, mollifying, affable, complaisant, soothing, emollient, demulsive, assuasive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    anodyne, insipid

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How to use bland in a sentence?

  1. Sara Peternell:

    This idea of giving them ‘smooshy,’ bland, wallpaper-tasting rice cereal because we believe it’s either easier on their taste buds or easier on their digestive system is becoming a very outdated first-foods-for-babies recommendation.

  2. 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!

  3. Alex Kumar:

    There's no variation in the environment, it's dark, it's white, and it's bland. It's monotonous and people really underestimate that.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    This video of the arrest of Sandra Bland shows totally outrageous police behavior, no one should be yanked from her car, thrown to the ground, assaulted and arrested for a minor traffic stop. The result is that three days later she is dead in her jail cell.

  5. Scott Walker:

    I'd rather have bland or uncharismatic than dumb or ignorant, or corrupt or any of the other things that they could label other would-be candidates out there. Or old, for that matter.


Translations for bland

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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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