sharp vs blunt

sharp

Definitions

adjective

  1. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
  2. (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
  3. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
  4. (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
  5. ending in a sharp point
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adverb

  1. changing suddenly in direction and degree

noun

  1. a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  2. a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

Examples

The scene near the Chennai Kaliappa Hospital, on Tuesday was supremely ironical, and drew sharp reactions from tree lovers who were passing by.

The results were disastrous, plunging the country into deep depression, with high unemployment, sharply falling living standards and serious political unrest.

Sharp may have been the victim of a gangland revenge killing.

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blunt

Definitions

adjective

  1. used of a knife or other blade; not sharp
  2. having a broad or rounded end
  3. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
  4. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

verb

  1. make less intense
  2. make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
  3. make dull or blunt
  4. make less sharp
  5. make numb or insensitive

Examples

He asked me bluntly, ‘Why would you want to leave private life and take on such a difficult, dangerous and probably thankless job?’

When your mama a biach, you gonna be a bicah - when you grow up hearing men tell your mama "Bring me my blunts, BIACH!" you won't have a very high opinion of women, ergo, yourself.

Of course, the trouble with fiscal stimulus is that it is a blunt instrument.

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