Dictionary Results for blunt


1. blunt - verb

· make less intense; "blunted emotions"

Hypernym(s): weaken




2. blunt - verb

· make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"

Synonym(s): numb, benumb, dull

Hypernym(s): desensitize, desensitise




3. blunt - verb

· make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"

Synonym(s): dull

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




4. blunt - verb

· make less sharp; "blunt the knives"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




5. blunt - verb

· make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"

Synonym(s): deaden

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




6. blunt - adjective

· having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"




7. blunt - adjective

· used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument"




8. blunt - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder




9. blunt - adjective

· devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"

Synonym(s): crude, stark





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