Definitions for bluntly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bluffly, bluntly, brusquely, flat out, roundly(adverb)

    in a blunt direct manner

    "he spoke bluntly"; "he stated his opinion flat-out"; "he was criticized roundly"


  1. bluntly(Adverb)

    In a blunt manner; without delicacy, or the usual forms of civility.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bluntly(adverb)

    in a blunt manner; coarsely; plainly; abruptly; without delicacy, or the usual forms of civility

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Medler:

    To put it bluntly, the last century of fire policies have left our forests explosive.

  2. Mohammed Reza Pahlavi:

    Let me tell you quite bluntly that this king business has given me personally nothing but headaches.

  3. Jin Jianhang:

    Bluntly, China's county-level towns are built like European ones, but its villages are like African ones.

  4. Jim Small:

    He’s got an uphill climb to be competitive in this race, just to put it bluntly, he’s an unknown running as a Republican in that district.

  5. Quentin Crisp:

    Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.

Translations for bluntly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • à brûle-pourpoint, abruptementFrench
  • უხეშადGeorgian
  • напрямик, напрямую, прямоRussian

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