Definitions for blunt

Definitions for (verb) blunt

Main entry: deaden, blunt

Definition: make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

Usage: Terror blunted her feelings; deaden a sound

Main entry: blunt

Definition: make less sharp

Usage: blunt the knives

Main entry: blunt

Definition: make less intense

Usage: blunted emotions

Main entry: dull, blunt

Definition: make dull or blunt

Usage: Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge

Main entry: dull, blunt, benumb, numb

Definition: make numb or insensitive

Usage: The shock numbed her senses

Definitions for (adj) blunt

Main entry: stark, blunt, crude

Definition: devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

Usage: the blunt truth; the crude facts; facing the stark reality of the deadline

Main entry: blunt, candid, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder, outspoken, forthright, frank, free-spoken

Definition: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

Usage: blunt talking and straight shooting; a blunt New England farmer; I gave them my candid opinion; forthright criticism; a forthright approach to the problem; tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank; it is possible to be outspoken without being rude; plainspoken and to the point; a point-blank accusation

Main entry: blunt

Definition: used of a knife or other blade; not sharp

Usage: a blunt instrument

Main entry: blunt

Definition: having a broad or rounded end

Usage: thick marks made by a blunt pencil

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