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 for bland
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bland \Bland\, a. [L. blandus, of unknown origin.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Mild; soft; gentle; smooth and soothing in manner; suave;
        as, a bland temper; bland persuasion; a bland sycophant.
        "Exhilarating vapor bland." --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Having soft and soothing qualities; not drastic or
        irritating; not stimulating; as, a bland oil; a bland
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid
             hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid
             beer"; "vapid tea" [syn: bland, flat, flavorless,
             flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless,
      2: lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland
         little drama"; "a flat joke" [syn: bland, flat]
      3: smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of
         sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so
         important a personage"; "the manager pacified the customer
         with a smooth apology for the error" [syn: politic,
         smooth, suave, bland]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  128 Moby Thesaurus words for "bland":
     abstract, adulatory, balmy, banal, bare, barren, blah, blandishing,
     blank, blarneying, bleached, boring, broad, buttery, cajoling,
     calm, changeable, characterless, civilized, clear, collective,
     complimentary, composed, cool, courtierly, courtly, devoid,
     disarming, dull, empty, faint, fair-spoken, fawning, featureless,
     fine-spoken, flat, flattering, fulsome, general, generalized,
     generic, gentle, glib, good-natured, gushing, halfhearted, hollow,
     honey-mouthed, honey-tongued, honeyed, inane, indecisive,
     indefinite, indeterminate, infirm of purpose, infirm of will,
     ingratiating, insincere, insinuating, insipid, insouciant,
     irresolute, judicious, lenient, mealymouthed, mild, mild as milk,
     milk-and-water, milky, moderate, mushy, namby-pamby, nebulous,
     neutral, nonchalant, nonspecific, nonviolent, null, null and void,
     obsequious, oily, oily-tongued, pacifistic, peaceable, peaceful,
     prudent, sapless, slimy, slobbery, smarmy, smooth, smooth-spoken,
     smooth-tongued, smug, soapy, sober, soft, soft-soaping,
     soft-spoken, soothing, suave, suave-spoken, sycophantic, tame,
     tasteless, temperate, uncharacterized, unctuous, undifferentiated,
     unemotional, uninteresting, unrelieved, unruffled, unspecified,
     urbane, vacant, vacuous, vague, vapid, void, waterish, watery,
     wheedling, white, wide, wishy-washy, with nothing inside,
     without content

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Bland -- U.S. County in Virginia
     Population (2000):    6871
     Housing Units (2000): 3161
     Land area (2000):     358.668496 sq. miles (928.947101 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.063072 sq. miles (0.163357 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    358.731568 sq. miles (929.110458 sq. km)
     Located within:       Virginia (VA), FIPS 51
     Location:             37.132329 N, 81.126500 W
      Bland, VA
      Bland County
      Bland County, VA

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Bland, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri
     Population (2000):    565
     Housing Units (2000): 299
     Land area (2000):     0.641615 sq. miles (1.661774 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.641615 sq. miles (1.661774 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            06256
     Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
     Location:             38.302510 N, 91.634232 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     65014
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Bland, MO

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