anodyne meaning, anodyne definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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anodyne

  
  
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.  
FORMAL      adj  
  (disapproval)   
(=bland)  
Their quarterly meetings were anodyne affairs.     
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anodyne

  
1   
      n   analgesic, narcotic, painkiller, pain reliever, palliative  
2   
      adj   analgesic, deadening, dulling, narcotic, numbing, pain-killing, pain-relieving, palliative  

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anode, annoyed, anyone, anon

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