anodyne anodyne


  1. (adj) capable of relieving pain
  2. (n) a medicine used to relieve pain


  1. But like the IRA it is an anodyne force.
  2. His top-of-the-charts ballads might have enlarged his audience, but these anodyne musical comedies served to demonstrate his irrelevance in a fickle pop culture.
  3. But even the anodyne lineup of writers and pop stars wasn't enough to prevent controversy.


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    This week's Steam deals are headlined by ex-Valver Kim Swift's first-person puzzle game, Quantum Conundrum , available for $4.50 until June 24 at 10AM PT. Anodyne , a 16-bit adventure game from Sean Hogan and Jonathan Kittika, is also on offer, discounted to $5 for the week. Worms developer Team17's arcade shooter Alien Breed Impact , an expanded version of Alien Breed Evolution , is also $5 for ...
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  1. As Andrew Sullivan noted, "At best, it seems to me, Democratic resistance to these war crimes was anodyne."
    on Dec 26, 2007 By: Andrew Sullivan Source: Baltimore Community Times

  2. key will be whether the much-touted good atmospherics during Karzai's four-day trip to Washington will speed up what President Barack Obama calls "slow and steady" progress in Afghanistan. "What is being said in public is anodyne...
    on May 13, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Manila Bulletin

  3. Mr Swayne said: "The authority isn't listening, it's just going through the motions by having a so called consultation. They don't want people's views - they just want anodyne answers to their own questions. They've spent months on this but they...
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Desmond Swayne Source:

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