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    point-blank

    point-blank - Dictionary definition and meaning for word point-blank

    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) close enough to go straight to the target
    Example Sentence
    • point-blank range
    • a point-blank shot
    Definition
    (adv) in a direct and unequivocal manner
    Example Sentence
    • I asked him point-blank whether he wanted the job
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