Definitions for Bluntblʌnt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
blunt*blʌnt(adj.; v.)blunt•er, blunt•est
(adj.)having an obtuse, thick, or dull edge or point:
a blunt pencil.
abrupt and direct in address or manner; frank.
slow in perception or understanding; obtuse.
(v.t.)to make blunt; dull.
to weaken or impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility of:
Wine in excess can blunt the senses.
(v.i.)to become blunt.
* Syn: blunt , brusque , curt characterize manners and speech. blunt suggests unnecessary frankness and a lack of regard for the feelings of others: blunt and tactless remarks. brusque connotes a sharpness that borders on rudeness: a brusque denial. curt applies esp. to disconcertingly concise language: a curt reply.
Origin of blunt:
having a broad or rounded end
"thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
used of a knife or other blade; not sharp
"a blunt instrument"
blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder(adj)
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"
blunt, crude(a), stark(a)(verb)
devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
"the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
make less intense
numb, benumb, blunt, dull(verb)
make numb or insensitive
"The shock numbed her senses"
make dull or blunt
"Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
make less sharp
"blunt the knives"
make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
"Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a blunt knife
a blunt question; "I don't like her," he said bluntly.
A fencer's foil.
A short needle with a strong point.
A marijuana cigar.
To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.
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.
Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; not sharp.
Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; opposed to acute.
Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.
Hard to impress or penetrate.
Slow or deficient in feeling: insensitive
Origin: Possibly from blundra.
having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp
dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; -- opposed to acute
abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech
hard to impress or penetrate
to dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt
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
a fencer's foil
a short needle with a strong point. See Needle
Translations for Blunt
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of objects) having no point or sharp edge
a blunt knife.
- غَيْرُ حادٍ، كليل، مُثَلَّمArabic
- rombudoPortuguese (BR)
- αμβλύς, μη κοφτερόςGreek
- desafilado, despuntadoSpanish
- sljór, bitlausIcelandic
- atšipęs, bukasLithuanian
- neass; trulsLatvian
- sløv, stumpNorwegian
- bont, neascuţitRomanian
- slö, trubbigSwedish
- kör, kütTurkish
- 鈍的Chinese (Trad.)
- کند ،Urdu
- 钝的Chinese (Simp.)
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