The person to blame for all this is the anodyne British pop star Gary Barlow.
Penelope is closer in sensibility to an anodyne sitcom than a precocious bildungsroman.
I was asked a series of anodyne questions about Bush and life in his White House.
Indeed, his anodyne remarks touched only briefly on the debate over gay rights.
And are Iranian overtures to France, especially to French business, anodyne or a way to undermine Western resolve?
The excitements of purchase and preparation were as good an anodyne as she could have taken.
I crave for the balm of Nature, the anodyne of solitude, the breath of Mother Earth.
And all this work may prove an anodyne to pain of another kind.
Every one in a passion in Italy is styled Eccellenza, as an "anodyne."
Slightly soothing or anodyne; in chronic laryngitis, relaxed uvula, &c.
1540s, from Medieval Latin anodynus "pain-removing, allaying pain," from Latin anodynus "painless," from Greek anodynos "free from pain," from an- "without" (see an- (1)) + odyne "pain," a word perhaps from PIE root *ed- "to eat" (cf., from the same root, Lithuanian edžioti "to devour, bite," edžiotis "to suffer pain;" see eat). In old slang, frequently a euphemism for "death;" e.g. anodyne necklace "hangman's noose."
anodyne an·o·dyne (ān'ə-dīn')
An agent that relieves pain.