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Definition of the adjective bland

What does bland mean as an attribute of a noun?

Bland is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: blander | blandest

  1. lacking taste or flavor or tang
  2. lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
  3. smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication

Alternative definition of the adjective bland


  1. [context: now rare] Mild; soft, gentle, balmy; smooth in manner; suave.
  2. Having a soothing effect; not irritating or stimulating.
  3. Lacking in taste or vigor.


  1. Bland is a city in Gasconade and Osage counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 539 at the 2010 census.
  2. Bland is a census-designated place in and the county seat of Bland County, Virginia, United States. Bland was originally known as Bland Court House. The population as of the 2010 Census was 409.


Bland is a fictional character from the 1954 film Hell Below Zero.

Phrases with Bland

  1. bland diet
  2. Bland Sedge

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bland

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Populism in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2014)

by Alexandra Kindell, Elizabeth S. Demers Ph.D.

Bland, Richard P. (1835–1899) A Democratic politician from Missouri, Richard P. Bland was nicknamed “Silver Dick” and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Blues (1992)

by Gérard Herzhaft

BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND (Robert Bland / b. 1930 / vocals) For a long time ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Heraldica, Or Complete Dictionary of Heraldry (1828)

by William Berry

- BLAND, lozengy, or and sa. Bland, sa.. three pales, engr. or .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1915)

by Lyon Gardiner Tyler

Bland, Edward, son of John ...

Google previewDictionary of Early American Philosophers (2012)

by John R. Shook

Richard Bland, statesman and distinguished member of the Virginia House ...

Google previewBlack Music and Musicians in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music and The New Harvard Dictionary of Music (1989)

by Dominique-René De Lerma, Marsha J. Reisser

1919- Bland, Bobby ("Blue") [Robert ...

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Quotes about Bland

People who've had happy childhoods are wonderful, but they're bland... An unhappy childhood compels you to use your imagination to create a world in which you can be happy. Use your old grief. That's the gift you're given. (Patrick Blackett)
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Scrabble value of B3L1A1N1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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