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English definition of “anodyne”

anodyne

adjective     /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
(Definition of anodyne adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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