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bland

Etymology: L, blandus
mild or having a soothing effect.
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He will want to appoint someone who doesn't draw much attention, the blandest person he can find," Tanner said.
For me, it's about trying to keep progressing and trying to improve," he offered, for the blandest of openers.
But when one has one''s spirit broken by a succession of opera shoe shops, even the blandest thought is a comfort, in the same way as a voracious reader will study the ingredients of a bottle of HP Sauce when at the dining table with no other reading material.
Circuit opinions debating the constitutionality of delegating authority to the EPA to set national ambient air quality standards, (4) is one of the blandest, most pedantic opinions the Justice has ever penned.
However, it had a moreish quality, unlike Waitrose's (***), which was the most expensive at 69p and the blandest.
Send me your top nominations for Blandest Celebrity.
Prose is a rational "Covering Cherub," in Blake's phrase, a reassuring disquantification--itself a modern distribution on the same order as the blandest idea of a "population" of words.
To avoid uttering anything but the blandest words on Israel's actions in Gaza, Barack Obama pleaded that there should be one president at a time.
He shuffles and repeats the Rex panels and draws grotesque extensions of the figures outside their borders, creating a delirious nonnarrative tone poem that finds the uncanny and the absurd lurking around even the blandest strip.
I found the simplest style in the blandest color, went through packages until I found the right size, then grabbed a bunch of packages.
Brandt is the blandest character, but in Wilson's sweet portrayal he is the one who honestly shows his emotions.