Antonyms for bland


Grammar : Adj
Spell : bland
Phonetic Transcription : blænd


Définition bland

Origin :
  • 1660s, from Italian blando "delicate," or Old French bland "flattering, complimentary," both from Latin blandus "smooth-talking, flattering, alluring," perhaps from PIE *mlad-, nasalized variant of *meld-, extended form of root *mel- (see melt). Related: Blandly; blandness. Latin also had blandiloquentulus "flattering in speech," which might have yielded a useful English *blandiloquent.
  • adj tasteless; undistinctive
  • adj friendly, gracious
  • adj mild, temperate
Example sentences :
  • Who art thou that talkest so freely of cracking the head of Arthur a Bland?
  • Extract from : « The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood » by Howard Pyle
  • Heathcroft, in spite of the close play, was as bland and unconcerned as ever.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Mr. Bonnithorne listened with a bland smile of amused incredulity.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • But he controlled his features, and maintained a placid, bland expression.
  • Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini
  • He found him bland and inscrutable, and decided to pin him down.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Calcraft was now as bland as a May morning, and his eyes sparkled.
  • Extract from : « Melomaniacs » by James Huneker
  • Bland, a thick-set man with the jaw of a bulldog, was eyeing him intently.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 » by Various
  • “Bland said, ‘Get the copy’,” he muttered irrelevantly and half to himself.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 » by Various
  • Bland was followed by Perry, who seemed to be in a sort of daze.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 » by Various
  • Bland said he would have gone, upon this occasion, if it had been to Jericho.
  • Extract from : « Patrick Henry » by Moses Coit Tyler

Synonyms for bland

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