If you describe something as anodyne, you are criticizing it because it has no strong characteristics and is not likely to excite, interest, or upset anyone.
Their quarterly meetings were anodyne affairs.
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n analgesic, narcotic, painkiller, pain reliever, palliative
adj analgesic, deadening, dulling, narcotic, numbing, pain-killing, pain-relieving, palliative
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