anodyne /ˈanədʌɪn/


I. adjective

not likely to cause offence or disagreement and somewhat dull

anodyne music.
II. noun

a painkilling drug or medicine.

she had even refused anodynes.

‹figurative› an anodyne to the misery she had put him through.

– origin mid 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek anōdunos ‘painless’, from an- ‘without’ + odunē ‘pain’.

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