- The definition of bland is something that is lacking in flavor.
An oyster cracker is an example of bland.
Oyster crackers might be considered bland.
bland definition by Webster's New World
- pleasantly smooth in manner; suave
- mild and soothing; not sharp, harsh, etc.: bland medicine
- tasteless, insipid, dull, etc.
Origin: Classical Latin blandus, mild, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mḷdu-, soft, variant, variety of an unverified form mel-: see mill
bland definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective bland·er, bland·est
- Characterized by a moderate, unperturbed, or tranquil quality, especially:a. Pleasant in manner; smooth: a bland smile.b. Not irritating or stimulating; soothing: a bland diet.c. Exhibiting no personal worry, embarrassment, or concern: told a series of bland lies.
- a. Dull and insipid: a bland little drama.b. Having little or no distinctive flavor: bland cooking.
Origin: Latin blandus, caressing, flattering; see mel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- blandˈly adverb
- blandˈness noun
bland - Phrases/Idioms