Definition of anodyne adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈænədaɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈænədaɪn//
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unlikely to cause disagreement or offend anyone; not expressing strong opinions synonym bland Word Origin mid 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek anōdunos ‘painless’, from an- ‘without’ + odunē ‘pain’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: anodyne