Adjective "blander" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Lacking strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting.
  1. 'I feel sorry for today's youth being spoon-fed safe bland manufactured pop devoid of emotion.'
  2. 'While this helps in the credibility department, it makes the trial somewhat bland and characterless.'
  3. 'His family now lived in a typically bland modern suburb but his heart lay with the little island where he grew up.'
  4. 'The current station is far from perfect, but at least it has character, which this bland, uninspired new design fails to achieve.'
  5. 'These characters are so bland and dumb it's hard enough to remember their names let alone believe or care about them.'
  6. 'Its styling is bland, the engines lacklustre and interiors depressing.'
  7. 'They can already sense how bland and uninteresting their relationship will be, how the years will yawn away and stretch to eternity.'
  8. 'From then on, the album becomes fairly bland and generic soft rock.'
  9. 'The first few songs are bland and uninspiring public space music.'
  10. 'He stars as a sound engineer in a happy but bland marriage to an emotionally fragile woman with psychic abilities.'
  11. 'a bland and unadventurous vegetarian dish'
  12. 'She is a cake maker with a fine decorative sense but her cakes are bland and tasteless.'
  13. 'It wasn't to be a bland stew of traditions but something strong and spicy.'
  14. 'In another contrast to the perfect fish, the bed of too-hard beans with their thin, bland tomato sauce was disappointing.'
  15. 'The resultant fare was fresh enough, but the dressing was bland and thin.'
  16. 'Diced tuna is too soft and bland to leave any impression on your tongue or your mind unless served with wasabi cream.'
  17. 'The food was bland and unappealing, with no flavour she could tolerate.'
  18. 'Serve a soft, bland diet that does not require a lot of chewing and encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids.'
  19. 'The dish was too bland, lacking flavour, and the aloe seemed not entirely fresh.'
  20. 'Apart from the potatoes whose saffron flavour was deep and delicious, this dish was so bland it made me wonder if I had lost my sense of taste.'
  21. 'After a week of eating the bland food in our mess, meals like these really hit the spot.'
  22. 'his expression was bland and unreadable'
  23. 'I guess I'd rather have a bit of a reputation than be bland and boring.'
  24. 'He grinned but said nothing as his features faded into a bland monotonous look.'
  25. 'His eyes, although bland, were laced with an emotion that she could not place.'
  26. 'He spoke in a voice so calm and bland, it stuck in the air like an emotionless reverberation.'
  27. 'I hope he does something about the public image of his party and, more importantly, his dull, bland self.'
  28. 'The poor boring, bland singer has to follow a dynamic superstar.'
  29. 'The simple repetition of bland reassurance that fails to address patients' fears is ineffective.'
  30. 'It had to be special to add a spark of emotion to his normally bland personality.'
  31. 'Her voice was bland, filled with as much emotion as the oatmeal my mother gave me for my meals.'


1. pleasantly gentle or agreeable: a bland, affable manner.

2. soothing or balmy, as air: a bland southern breeze.

3. nonirritating, as food or medicines: a bland diet.

4. not highly flavored; mild; tasteless: a bland sauce.

5. lacking in special interest, liveliness, individuality, etc.; insipid; dull: a bland young man; a bland situation comedy.

6. unemotional, indifferent, or casual: his bland acknowledgment of guilt.

More examples(as adjective)

"rhetorics can be blander."


(bland)Late Middle English (in the sense ‘gentle in manner’): from Latin blandus ‘soft, smooth’.