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Blend of bland +‎ grandiose.


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.