Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Male
1660s, from Italian blando "delicate," or Old French bland "flattering, free," both from Latin blandus "smooth-talking, flattering, alluring," possibly from PIE *mlad-, nasalized variant of *meld-, prolonged kind of root *mel- (see melt). Related: Blandly; blandness. Latin additionally had blandiloquentulus "flattering in address," that might have yielded a good English *blandiloquent.
lacking taste or taste or tang
- lacking stimulating qualities; uninteresting
- smoothly agreeable and polite with a degree of sophistication
- minor; smooth; gentle; smooth and calming in fashion; suave; since, a bland temper; bland persuasion; a bland sycophant.
- Having smooth and relaxing attributes; not extreme or irritating; perhaps not stimulating; as, a bland oil; a bland diet.
- bland [not annoying or stimulating] [e.g. diet]
- not inflammatory
(a.) Mild; soft; mild; smooth and soothing in fashion; suave; since, a bland mood; dull persuasion; a bland sycophant.
- (a.) Having soft and soothing characteristics; perhaps not extreme or annoying; maybe not stimulating; as, a bland oil; a bland diet.
Betsy and Martha, often confidants, admitted to one another that they'd both researched Julie with similar bland results.