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Adjective: blunt (blunter,bluntest)  blúnt
  1. Having a broad or rounded end
    "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
     
  2. Used of a knife or other blade; not sharp
    "a blunt instrument"
     
  3. Characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    "blunt talking and straight shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer";
    - candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder
     
  4. Devoid of any qualifications, disguise or adornment
    "the blunt truth";
    - crude, stark, brute
Verb: blunt  blúnt
  1. Make less intense
    "blunted emotions"
     
  2. Make numb or insensitive
    "The shock blunted her senses";
    - numb, benumb, dull
     
  3. Make dull or blunt
    "Too much cutting blunts the knife's edge";
    - dull
     
  4. Make less sharp
    "blunt the knives"
     
  5. Make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigour, force, activity, or sensation
    "Terror blunted her feelings";
    - deaden

Derived forms: blunts, blunting, bluntest, blunter, blunted

See also: direct, dull, pointless, unconditional, unconditioned, unpointed

Type of: alter, change, desensitise [Brit], desensitize, modify, weaken

Encyclopedia: Blunt, SD