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    blunt

    blunt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word blunt

    Definition
    (verb) make less intense
    Example Sentence
    • blunted emotions
    Definition
    (verb) make numb or insensitive
    Synonyms : benumb , dull , numb
    Example Sentence
    • The shock numbed her senses
    Definition
    (verb) make dull or blunt
    Synonyms : dull
    Example Sentence
    • Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge
    Definition
    (verb) make less sharp
    Example Sentence
    • blunt the knives
    Definition
    (verb) make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
    Synonyms : deaden
    Example Sentence
    • Terror blunted her feelings
    • deaden a sound
    Definition
    (adj) having a broad or rounded end
    Example Sentence
    • thick marks made by a blunt pencil
    Definition
    (adj) used of a knife or other blade; not sharp
    Example Sentence
    • a blunt instrument
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
    Synonyms : crude , stark
    Example Sentence
    • the blunt truth
    • the crude facts
    • facing the stark reality of the deadline
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for blunt

blunt ~ blue + aunty; lady (aunty) standing there in blue clothes is blunt.

blunt knife

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