bland

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. suave; affable, gracious; mild, unflavored. See courtesy, insipidity.Ant., tasty, spicy; harsh.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Suave]
Syn. affable, agreeable, urbane; see pleasant 1 , suave .
2. [Mild]
Syn. soothing, soft, smooth; see mild 4 .
3. [Temperate; said especially of weather ]
Syn. calm, clear, balmy; see mild 2 .
4. [Flavorless]
Syn. flat, dull, insipid; see tasteless 1 .
See Synonym Study at soft , suave .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
dull, lackluster, uninteresting, insipid, flat, *blah, mediocre, vapid, unstimulating, plain.
ANT.: stimulating, exciting, rich
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Effortlessly gracious and tactful in social manner: smooth, suave, urbane. See STYLE. 2. Lacking an appetizing flavor: flat, flavorless, insipid, tasteless, unsavory. See TASTE. 3. Lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality: innocuous, insipid, jejune, namby-pamby, vapid, washy, waterish, watery. Informal: wishy-washy. See EXCITE, GOOD. 4. Without definite or distinctive characteristics: colorless, indistinctive, neutral. See STRONG.

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