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Topic: TASTES

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: blandus

bland

adjective
     
bland
1 without any excitement, strong opinions, or special character [= dull]:
a few bland comments
2CT food that is bland has very little taste:
a bland diet
blandly adverb
blandness noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: taste WORD FOCUS: taste
delicious/tasty tastes very good
disgusting
tastes very bad
hot
/spicy has a lot of spices
bland
boring and with not very much taste
sweet
has a lot of sugar
salty
has a lot of salt
sour
used about fruit that is not sweet
bitter
used about coffee, chocolate, or medicine that is not at all sweet
taste

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