Can I use the word anodyne as an adjective in the sense of "soothing", "calming","tranquilizing" or "mollifying"?
In Oxford Dictionary , the synonyms given are "bland, dull, innocuous, inoffensive, neutral" as adjectives, while "painkiller " or "soother" as a noun.
However, there are some words similar to "soothing" given as synonym in the adjective form on thesaurus.com.
So apparently its noun form meaning does not meet its adjective meaning form , does it?
I wonder if it would be appropriate to say these kinds of collocations :
anodyne seaside view
anodyne photos of animals