Definitions for bluntness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

blunt*blʌnt(adj.; v.)blunt•er, blunt•est

  1. (adj.)having an obtuse, thick, or dull edge or point:

    a blunt pencil.

  2. abrupt and direct in address or manner; frank.

  3. slow in perception or understanding; obtuse.

  4. (v.t.)to make blunt; dull.

  5. to weaken or impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility of:

    Wine in excess can blunt the senses.

  6. (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:

1150–1200; ME


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bluntness(noun)

    the quality of being direct and outspoken

    "the bluntness of a Yorkshireman"

  2. dullness, bluntness(noun)

    without sharpness or clearness of edge or point

    "the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"


  1. bluntness(Noun)

    The characteristic of being blunt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bluntness(noun)

    want of edge or point; dullness; obtuseness; want of sharpness

  2. Bluntness(noun)

    abruptness of address; rude plainness

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