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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bland  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bland 
  adj  1:  lacking  either  stimulating  or  irritating  characteristics;  "a 
  bland  pudding";  "a  bland  diet  for  her  irritated 
  stomach"  [ant:  {pungent}] 
  2:  lacking  taste  or  flavor  or  tang;  "a  bland  diet";  "insipid 
  hospital  food";  "flavorless  supermarket  tomatoes";  "vapid 
  beer";  "vapid  tea"  [syn:  {flat},  {flavorless},  {flavourless}, 
  {insipid},  {savorless},  {vapid}] 
  3:  lacking  stimulating  characteristics;  uninteresting;  "a  bland 
  little  drama";  "a  flat  joke"  [syn:  {flat}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Bland,  MO  (city,  FIPS  6256) 
  Location:  38.30058  N,  91.63255  W 
  Population  (1990):  651  (277  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  65014 
  Bland,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  24315 




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