Pronunciation: blŭnt
a.1.Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp.
The murderous knife was dull and blunt.
- Shak.
2.Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; - opposed to acute.
His wits are not so blunt.
- Shak.
3.Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.
4.Hard to impress or penetrate.
v. t.1.To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.
[imp. & p. p. Blunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Blunting.]
2.To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings.
n.1.A fencer's foil.
2.A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.
Verb1.blunt - make less intense; "blunted emotions"
2.blunt - make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
Synonyms: benumb, numb, dull
3.blunt - make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
Synonyms: dull
4.blunt - make less sharp; "blunt the knives"
5.blunt - make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
Synonyms: deaden
Adj.1.blunt - having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
2.blunt - used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument"
3.blunt - 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 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"
4.blunt - devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
Synonyms: stark, crude
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