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1Lack of strong emotions, features, or characteristics.‘the overall blandness of his performance’
- ‘It exudes the blandness of the Eisenhower era.’
- ‘There are noticeable exceptions to the general blandness of the extras.’
- ‘He repeatedly aims for a mesmerizing mood, which can sometimes relax into blandness.’
- ‘The movie is so afraid to offend anyone or anything that a fog of blandness hangs over the entire proceedings.’
- ‘Perhaps the blandness of the human endeavors is purposeful.’
- ‘From the outer reaches of electronica, she comes engaged in a furious mission to save pop music from utter blandness.’
- ‘The album's impact has been diminished by over-familiarity, by overexposure, by its very blandness.’
- ‘The claustrophobic blandness of my existence in suburban Buffalo blinded me from the legions of disaffected youth fighting the same battles.’
- ‘An emphasis on naturalistic surface detail was in reaction against the blandness of much Neoclassical sculpture.’
- ‘This seemed pleasant enough at the time, but made no lasting impression other than blandness for me.’
- 1.1 (with reference to food or drink) the quality of being unseasoned, mild-tasting, or insipid.‘the boneless chops were underseasoned to the point of blandness’
- ‘The tuna tartare leaves blandness behind with a kickoff of tomato-and-caper emulsion.’
- ‘The halibut is steamed into a kind of inert blandness, but the swordfish is a satisfying combination of gourmet flavor and heft.’
- ‘For those used to the blandness of tofu, tempeh's assertive flavor may come as a surprise.’
- ‘The buttery blandness of the usually overrated filet mignon gets surmounted by a brash pepper-splattered crust.’
- ‘Sometimes this kind of food can veer into blandness, but in the proper hands it's an education in primary flavors.’
- ‘That such blandness should still predominate is all the more befuddling because the quality of the main ingredients is impeccable.’
- ‘The blandness of the port-and-chicken-liver mousse was redeemed by a sweet red-onion marmalade.’
- ‘This technological approach has created a certain blandness and monotony in the wines.’
- ‘This was a green curry of such blandness that had I tasted it blind I'd not have known what I was eating.’
- ‘Perhaps the vivid hues are supposed to make up for the blandness of what gets served.’
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