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English definition of “anodyne”

anodyne

adjective uk   /ˈæn.ə.daɪn/ us    /-oʊ-/ formal mainly disapproving
intended to avoid causing offence or disagreement, especially by not expressing strong feelings or opinions: This is daytime television at its most anodyne. Somehow this avoids being just another silly pop song with anodyne lyrics about love and happiness.Not showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
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