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bland [ blænd] adj.(人)情绪平稳的,(食物)无味的

bland a.温柔的;殷勤的

{adj: bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid} lacking taste or flavor or tang
"a bland diet"
"insipid hospital food"
"flavorless supermarket tomatoes"
"vapid beer"
"vapid tea"

{adj: bland, flat} lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
"a bland little drama"
"a flat joke"

{adj: dimensional} having dimension--the quality or character or stature proper to a person
"never matures as a dimensional character; he is pasty, bland, faceless"- Norman Cousins

{adj: politic, smooth, suave, bland} smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
"he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"
"the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject"
"the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
"affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability" - Ezra Pound

{adv: blandly} in a bland manner
"his blandly incompetent attempts"

{adv: impregnably} in an impregnable manner
"the sight of that bland, impregnably righteous face has been enough to make their blood run cold"

{n: bland diet, ulcer diet} a diet of foods that are not irritating
"he ate a bland diet because of his colitis"

{n: flummery} a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal

{n: pop music, pop} music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love

{n: strawberry tree, Irish strawberry, Arbutus unedo} small evergreen European shrubby tree bearing many-seeded scarlet berries that are edible but bland; of Ireland, southern Europe, Asia Minor

{n: suavity, suaveness, blandness, smoothness} the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner

The bulk of The Rubinstein Collection is given over to later performances that too often are cautious, occasionally even bland.
《鲁宾斯坦独奏全集》主要收录了他后期的演奏作品,听上去常常觉得演奏手法小心谨慎,偶尔甚至有点索然无味。

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