Definition of blandly in English:



  • In an uninteresting manner that lacks strong emotion, features, or characteristics.

    ‘he smiled blandly at me’
    ‘he proved to be a blandly handsome man’
    • ‘The mockups of cocktail bars and first-class cabins look blandly four-star.’
    • ‘These reviews are increasingly characterized by their blandly uncritical quality.’
    • ‘Instead of witty banter, lines are delivered blandly, leaving little room for laughs or sexual tension.’
    • ‘Too bad if patients want to see the sun or anything as blandly comfortable as a car or a footpath.’
    • ‘Investors need to be careful about looking too blandly at current share prices relative to historic price for cyclical stocks.’
    • ‘Her autobiography refuses to give the reader anything more than a blandly introspective narrative.’
    • ‘He was blandly dressed in a white shirt and burgundy tie.’
    • ‘Under questioning, he claimed total ignorance of events and blandly refused to assist the authorities.’
    • ‘It's a blandly renovated building with a pretentious marquis bedecked with flags.’
    • ‘Some people still appreciate blandly outdated entertainment, perhaps making this little film a nice present for Grandma.’