Synonyms for blunt

Synonyms for (verb) blunt

Synonyms: deaden, blunt

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

Usage: Terror blunted her feelings; deaden a sound

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: blunt

Definition: make less sharp

Usage: blunt the knives

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: blunt

Definition: make less intense

Usage: blunted emotions

Similar words: weaken

Definition: lessen the strength of

Usage: The fever weakened his body


Synonyms: dull, blunt

Definition: make dull or blunt

Usage: Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: dull, blunt, benumb, numb

Definition: make numb or insensitive

Usage: The shock numbed her senses

Similar words: desensitise, desensitize

Definition: cause not to be sensitive

Usage: The war desensitized many soldiers; The photographic plate was desensitized

Synonyms for (adjective) blunt

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: unconditional, unconditioned

Definition: not conditional

Usage: unconditional surrender


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: direct

Definition: straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

Usage: a direct question; a direct response; a direct approach


Synonyms: blunt

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

Usage: a blunt instrument

Similar words: dull

Definition: not having a sharp edge or point

Usage: the knife was too dull to be of any use


Synonyms: blunt

Definition: having a broad or rounded end

Usage: thick marks made by a blunt pencil

Similar words: unpointed, pointless

Definition: not having a point especially a sharp point

Usage: my pencils are all pointless