Peaceful vs Bland - What's the difference?

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Peaceful is a related term of bland.

As an adjective peaceful

is not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil.

As a proper noun bland is




Alternative forms

* peacefull (archaic)


  • Not at war or disturbed by strife or turmoil.
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  • Inclined to peace.
  • Motionless and calm.
  • Synonyms

    * (inclined to peace) peaceable, pacific * (quiet) tranquil, placid


    * nonpeaceful * belligerent * violent * warring

    Derived terms

    * peaceful coexistence * peacefully * peacefulness



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) blanden, blonden, from (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To mix; blend; mingle.
  • To connect; associate.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) bland, from (etyl) bland, .

    Alternative forms

    * (Scotland)


    (en noun)
  • Mixture; union.
  • An agreeable summer beverage prepared from the whey of churned milk, common among the inhabitants of the Shetland Islands.
  • Derived terms

    Etymology 3

    Ultimately from (etyl) .


  • Mild; soft, gentle, balmy; smooth in manner; suave.
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  • *:Where didst thou find, young Bard, thy sounding lyre? / Where the bland accent, and the tender tone?
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  • *:“A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron;. ¶ Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland , invariably affable, and from time to time squinting sideways, as usual, in the ever-renewed expectation that he might catch a glimpse of his stiff, retroussé moustache.
  • Having a soothing effect; not irritating or stimulating.
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  • Lacking in taste, flavor, or vigor.
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