blandiose

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of bland and grandiose.

AdjectiveEdit

blandiose (comparative more blandiose, superlative most blandiose)

  1. Simultaneously dull and overblown; striving to be impressive, but turning out bland or unoriginal.
    • 1989, Marty Hughley, "Judds give stellar performance", The Oregonian, 9 September 1989:
      The opening act, Restless Heart, presented a 45-minute set of synthesizer-glossed corn-pop that managed to be schlocky, grandstanding and dull all at once. The five-piece band drew appreciative whoops despite a lackluster performance made up mostly of blandiose romantic ballads in the tradition of such denizens of the pop dustbin as Firefall.
Last modified on 17 January 2012, at 16:59