1. the trait of exhibiting no personal embarrassment or concern (Freq. 1)

the blandness of his confession enraged the judge

Derivationally related forms: ↑bland
Hypernyms: ↑unemotionality, ↑emotionlessness
2. lacking any distinctive or interesting taste property
Syn: ↑insipidity, ↑insipidness
Derivationally related forms: ↑insipid (for: ↑insipidness), ↑insipid (for: ↑insipidity), ↑bland
Hypernyms: ↑unappetizingness, ↑unappetisingness
3. the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
Syn: ↑suavity, ↑suaveness, ↑smoothness
Derivationally related forms: ↑smooth (for: ↑smoothness), ↑bland, ↑suave (for: ↑suaveness), ↑suave (for: ↑suavity)
Hypernyms: ↑graciousness

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