Variant of bland
- pleasantly smooth in manner; suave
- mild and soothing; not sharp, harsh, etc.: bland medicine
- tasteless, insipid, dull, etc.
Origin of blandClassical Latin blandus, mild, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mḷdu-, soft, variant, variety of an unverified form mel-: see mill
Informal to remove or omit distinctive characteristics; make or become vapid