The prince in Snow White is so bland, he doesn't even get a first name.
How strange to hear “Feel Like Going Home” in 1948 after years of the bland pop on the Hit Parade.
Iran had issued a bland five-page document that scarcely mentioned the nuclear issue.
1660s, from Italian blando "delicate," or Old French bland "flattering, complimentary," both from Latin blandus "smooth-talking, flattering, alluring," perhaps from PIE *mlad-, nasalized variant of *meld-, extended form of root *mel- (see melt). Related: Blandly; blandness. Latin also had blandiloquentulus "flattering in speech," which might have yielded a useful English *blandiloquent.