blunt definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a dull advantage or end; maybe not sharp.
    • Abrupt and frequently disconcertingly honest in address: "Onscreen, John Wayne ended up being a blunt talker and straight shooter” ( Time). See Synonyms at gruff.
    • sluggish to comprehend or perceive; lifeless.
    • Lacking in experience; insensitive.
    • Having a thick advantage or point, as a guitar; not sharp.
    • Dull in understanding; sluggish of discernment; in opposition to intense.
    • Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in ways or speech.
    • difficult to wow or penetrate.
    • sluggish or deficient in experience: insensitive
    • Having a thick side or point, as a guitar; lifeless; perhaps not sharp.
    • Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; -- opposed to acute.
    • Abrupt in address; simple; unceremonious; desiring the kinds of civility; harsh in ways or message.
    • challenging impress or enter.
    • utilized of a knife or other blade; not sharp
    • described as directness in fashion or message; without subtlety or evasion
    • devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
    • having an easy or curved end
  • verb-transitive:
    • To dull the side of.
    • To make less effective; weaken: blunting the criticism with a grin.
    • To dull the advantage or point of, by simply making it thicker; to make dull.
    • To repress or weaken, as any appetite, need, or power of mind; to impair the power, keenness, or susceptibility, of.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • In order to become blunt.
  • noun:
    • A fencer's foil.
    • a brief needle with a very good point.
    • A marijuana cigar.
    • money
    • A fencer's foil.
    • A short needle with a very good point. See Needle.
    • cash.
    • A blunt sword for fencing; a foil.
    • A needle of a grade shorter much less dramatically pointed than a sharp. See needle.
    • [Slang, as well as perhaps of different source.] Money; ready money.
  • verb:
    • To dull the advantage or point of, through it thicker; to create dull.
    • To repress or damage, as any desire for food, need, or power associated with head; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings.
    • make numb or insensitive
    • make less intense
    • make less sharp
    • make dull or dull
    • make less vibrant, intense, or strenuous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or feeling
  • others:
    • Obtuse, dense, or dull, as an angle, edge, or point; having an obtuse, dense, or dull side or point, as a foil, sword, pencil, etc.; perhaps not razor-sharp or severe.
    • Dull in comprehension; sluggish of discernment.
    • Obtuse; clear of sharp angularities, projections, or sides.
    • harsh in fashion or speech; rude; unpolished; ergo, abrupt in target or manner; plain-spoken; unceremonious: placed on individuals.
    • simple; plain-spoken; unceremonious or unconventional; direct; without circumlocution: since, dull facts; a blunt bearing.
    • Hard to penetrate.
    • Faint.
    • Synonyms Brusk, bluff, uncivil, rude, uncourteous.
    • To make dull, as a benefit or point; lifeless the edge or point of, as a knife or bodkin, by simply making it thicker.
    • To deteriorate or deaden, as desire for food, desire, or energy of mind; impair the power, keenness, or susceptibility of.
    • In order to become dull: as, the knife blunts easily.

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