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bland

Etymology: L, blandus
mild or having a soothing effect.
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GENEVA: Truffles, a luxury delicacy in French and Italian cuisine, may soon be adding flavor to blander dishes, as fungus migrates further north amid climate change, a Swiss scientist said Friday.
FEARLESS: This TV show was blander than cheap stuffing
2) This means that there is a very wide spectrum of possible panpsychist positions and, obviously, the blander that one's definition of mind is (for example, a simple functionalist one), the easier (and the less interesting) it will be to be a panpsychist.
By Ghaith Madadha The long suffering Jordanian motorist has over the years been forced to downgrade their rides from old sturdy Mercedes, Opel and BMW German workhorses during the 1960s, 70s and into the 90s when high customs drove many to opt for blander, yet just as dependable Japanese workhorses.
In the ever-calculating world of the NFL, where coaches who can't coach like Bill Belichick are encouraged to dress and talk like him - bland and blander - and even the mad scientist himself, Mike Martz, sees only the risk and not the reward (see Playoffs, 2003, vs.
One bite and you'll have no desire to go back to the blander, more-homogeneous (and less-nutritious) white-flour versions.
Catty Scissor Sisters star Ana Matronic labelled the pop stunner blander than bland saying: 'Rachel Stevens has all the personality of toast.
The name came from a Bronx focus group that rejected the blander "seekingmore.
The question now is whether anti-Bush voters are motivated enough and numerous enough to shrug their shoulders, go to the polls, and vote for the man who can replace this radical rightwing Administration with one that is blander but more benign.
But one suspects he prefers the straightforward and thus vivid stereotypes to historic complexities that provide a more accurate but often blander tale.
Thai Gardens is a place where the discerning palate will rejoice, while those hooked on exaggerated portions of blander eats might feel disappointed.