Bland (?), a. [L. blandus, of unknown origin.]

1.

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

"Exhilarating vapor bland."

Milton.

2.

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

 

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