Bland vs Docile - What's the difference?

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Bland is a related term of docile.

As a proper noun bland

is .

As an adjective docile is

yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.



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.
  • *1818 , (John Keats), Sonnet :
  • *: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.
  • :
  • Lacking in taste, flavor, or vigor.
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    (en adjective)
  • Yielding to control or supervision, direction, or management.
  • Ready to accept instruction or direction.
  • Synonyms

    * (yielding to control): compliant, malleable, meek, submissive, tractable * (ready to accept instruction): amenable, compliant, teachable


    * (yielding to control): rebellious, wilful

    Derived terms

    * docilely * docility


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