What does blunt mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bluntadjective

    having a broad or rounded end

    "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"

  2. bluntadjective

    used of a knife or other blade; not sharp

    "a blunt instrument"

  3. blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulderadjective

    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"

  4. 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"

  5. bluntverb

    make less intense

    "blunted emotions"

  6. numb, benumb, blunt, dullverb

    make numb or insensitive

    "The shock numbed her senses"

  7. dull, bluntverb

    make dull or blunt

    "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"

  8. bluntverb

    make less sharp

    "blunt the knives"

  9. deaden, bluntverb

    make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

    "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"

Wiktionary

  1. bluntnoun

    A fencer's foil.

  2. bluntnoun

    A short needle with a strong point.

  3. bluntnoun

    A marijuana cigar.

  4. bluntverb

    To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.

  5. bluntverb

    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.

  6. bluntadjective

    Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; not sharp.

  7. bluntadjective

    Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; opposed to acute.

  8. bluntadjective

    Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.

  9. bluntadjective

    Hard to impress or penetrate.

  10. bluntadjective

    Slow or deficient in feeling: insensitive

  11. Etymology: Possibly from blundra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bluntadjective

    having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp

  2. Bluntadjective

    dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; -- opposed to acute

  3. Bluntadjective

    abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech

  4. Bluntadjective

    hard to impress or penetrate

  5. Bluntverb

    to dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt

  6. Bluntverb

    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

  7. Bluntnoun

    a fencer's foil

  8. Bluntnoun

    a short needle with a strong point. See Needle

  9. Bluntnoun

    money

Freebase

  1. Blunt

    A blunt is a cigar which is wider than a cigarillo and not quite as wide as a Corona. These cigars typically consist of two main parts; the inner leaf, which is similar to a cigarette rolling paper, except it is made of tobacco, and a thicker outer leaf which is rolled around the inner leaf in a spiral. In most commercially available blunts, the "leaves" are not actual tobacco leaves but rather paper made from tobacco pulp. Blunts originally got their name from their 'broad or rounded tip', and were named as such in the 19th century to differentiate them from other cigars with a tapered, pointed tip. Blunts are a specific size cigar that have been so popular as to have been once sold in specific vending machines. The original blunt cigar was manufactured in Philadelphia out of a single leaf outer tobacco wrapper. At the time this was the only cigar wrapped in one continuous leaf, other cigars used pieces of leaves for their outer wrapper. Tobacco leaves naturally taper at the ends. Since this cigar was rolled in one leaf the end would taper and had a round appearance. Due to the popularity of this style of cigar many other Blunts were launched into the marketplace. Older brands of blunts include: Phillies, Dutch Masters, King Edward, Pom Pom, White Owl, El Producto, Back Woods, Swisher Sweets, Optimo, El Rey, Arturo Fuente, Romeo Y Julietta, John T's, Flor de Dominicana, Tampa Nugget, Don Rex, Don Tomas, Don Lino, Detroit Peace, Garcia Y Vega, and Games. Other brands include: Al Capone, Avanti, Blackstone, Good Times, Hav-A-Tampa, Keep Moving, Black & Mild, Prince Albert, Principes, Supre Sweets, Villiger, Cloud 9, Evermore, Cheyenne, Antonio y Cleopatra, Marsh Wheeling, Miami Suites, Muniemaker, Muriel, Tiparillo, Trivo, White Cat, William Penn, BluntVille, El Verso, Bogey, Cafe Creme, Hood Wraps, Panter, Show, Splitarillos, Treez Wrap, Cubero, Ziparillos, and Zig Zag. These types of cigars are commonly sold in convenience stores, gas stations, grocery stores, and drugstores, in contrast to premium cigars, which are sold in cigar shops. Blunts burn quickly like cigarettes, and one can be smoked in about five minutes, whereas a premium cigar takes an hour or so to burn. Unlike premium cigars, blunts are either already cut or have a hole in the mouth end for the smoke to go through, and so they do not need to be cut at the mouth end. Blunts are also significantly cheaper than premium cigars.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blunt

    blunt, adj. having a dull edge or point; rough, outspoken, dull.—v.t. to dull the edge or point: to weaken.—n. (slang) money.—adj. Blunt′ish.—adv. Bluntly.—n. Blunt′ness.—adj. Blunt′-wit′ted (Shak.) dull, stupid. [Orig. sleepy, dull; prob. conn. with Ice. blunda, to doze; perh. akin to Blind.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. bluntnoun

    Any type of small cigar wrap. Tobacco is removed from a cigar and replaced with marijuana in the original bluntwrap. Popular brands include Garcia y Vega, Phillies Blunt, Dutch Masters, and White Owls.

Entomology

  1. Blunt

    not sharp; obtuse at the edge or tip.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of blunt in a Sentence

  1. Steve Deace:

    His entire campaign is based on him being a blunt instrument he can get back at Washington with. If he dulls those edges, that would be the death knell for him. it will be interesting to see how Scott Walker performs in this environment. I think we have to see if this [debate] diminishes his stature or he is able to craft an everyman persona who is a nice contrast to the bigger personalities.

  2. Mike Huckabee:

    Well, it's earthy, let's just be blunt.

  3. Russell Rosenberg:

    This can be embarrassing (and) people try to blunt their emotions.

  4. Judge Martin Rudland:

    Telling a women beater who is clearly a control freak, binge drink and drug taker who by the way probably drives his car whilst intoxicated there's plenty more fish in the sea I would touch this prick with a blunt barge pole if I was shark shit!!!! Yes this is a sarcastic comment as its definately not a great comment by this so called Judge.

  5. William Schaffner:

    Trying to think about it more positively, I hope the research continues to develop a Zika vaccine in the event we have another early signal of a Zika virus outbreak anywhere in the world, a vaccine could be deployed very, very quickly, and that would blunt the horrific impact of the Zika virus.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. disjointed
    • B. victimised
    • C. witless
    • D. hatched

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