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Blandness   /blˈændnəs/   Listen

The trait of exhibiting no personal embarrassment or concern.
Lacking any distinctive or interesting taste property.  Synonyms: insipidity, insipidness.
The quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner.  Synonyms: smoothness, suaveness, suavity.

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"Blandness" Quotes from Famous Books

... it was a calamity to die without having seen the Zeus of Olympia; that was because they experienced the impress there of that which the eye and the whole being of man love to find above him; and the genius of Pheidias had availed to shed, upon the gold and ivory of the physical form, the blandness, the breadth, the smile of the open sky; the mild [31] heat of it still coming and going, in the face of the father of all the children of sunshine and shower; as if one of the great white clouds had composed itself into it, and looked down upon them thus, out of the midsummer noonday: ...
— Greek Studies: A Series of Essays • Walter Horatio Pater

... had a brush of winter yet. But very few days has the thermometer been below zero, and but a single day as low as ten degrees below. Most of the time it has been mild. For two weeks past, there has been a blandness and mellowness in the atmosphere, which was enough to cause the moodiest heart to sing for joy. There was a flare-up, however, for a single day (the 20th), when the storm descended, the wind blew, and there was great commotion in the elements, but the next day all was calm ...
— Old Mackinaw - The Fortress of the Lakes and its Surroundings • W. P. Strickland

... comforts, as it obliged him to take his solitary tea and supper in the schoolroom. She consented, as she did to almost everything that I requested of her; and that afternoon I brought up to her the penitent hand-presser. Her natural good temper, and blandness of manner, soon put him again at his ease, and his love-speeches flowed as ...
— Rattlin the Reefer • Edward Howard

... praise his intellect—an intellect of the highest and worthiest kind,... and he walked away! You began to praise his moderation, he instantly cut short your first words. You began to express admiration for his blandness and natural suavity of manner,... yet even here he resisted your compliments; and if you were led to exclaim that you had found a man who could not be overcome by those insidious attacks which every one else ...
— Seekers after God • Frederic William Farrar

Words linked to "Blandness" :   emotionlessness, bland, graciousness, smoothness, unappetizingness, unemotionality, unappetisingness

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