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  Definition of Blunt
  1. make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
  2. make less sharp; "blunt the knives"
  3. make less intense; "blunted emotions"
  4. make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife''s edge"
  5. make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
  6. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
  7. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; "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 wh
  8. used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument"
  9. having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
Similar Words: deaden, dull, numb, benumb, crude(a), stark(a), candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder

 

Hyponyms: obtund, petrify, dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break

 

Derivational Morphology: stultification, constipation, impairment, deadening

 

 
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