[ UK /blˈʌnt/ ]
[ US /ˈbɫənt/ ]
  1. used of a knife or other blade; not sharp
    a blunt instrument
  2. having a broad or rounded end
    thick marks made by a blunt pencil
  3. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
    facing the stark reality of the deadline
    the crude facts
    the blunt truth
  4. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    a point-blank accusation
    a forthright approach to the problem
    forthright criticism
    tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    blunt talking and straight shooting
    a blunt New England farmer
    I gave them my candid opinion
    plainspoken and to the point
  1. make less intense
    blunted emotions
  2. make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
    deaden a sound
    Terror blunted her feelings
  3. make dull or blunt
    Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge
  4. make less sharp
    blunt the knives
  5. make numb or insensitive
    The shock numbed her senses
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How To Use blunt In A Sentence

  • He asked me bluntly, ‘Why would you want to leave private life and take on such a difficult, dangerous and probably thankless job?’
  • `Your own position, if you'll forgive my bluntness, could be a great deal unhappier than mine if he isn't stopped quickly. PROSECUTOR
  • 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. Undefined
  • Of course, the trouble with fiscal stimulus is that it is a blunt instrument. Times, Sunday Times
  • A blunt knife may be sharpened on a stone, but if a man is stupid there is no help for his stupidity. 
  • This may have been a simple inconsistency in their responses or an indication that some youthful blunt smokers either do not know or do not define blunts as containing marijuana.
  • After a while, the prickly feeling of anxiousness dulls and turns blunt.
  • A blunt knife may be sharpened on a stone, but if a man is stupid there is no help for his stupidity. 
  • He yelled before he was coshed on the head, by a blunt object.
  • The constant repetition of violence has blunted the human response to it.
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