Definitions of blunt

  1. To make or become blunt; dull.
  2. To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.
  3. To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings.
  4. To dull the edge or point of; to make weaker or less keen.
  5. To dull the edge or point: to weaken.
  6. To make dull.
  7. To become dull; lose keenness.
  8. make numb or insensitive; " The shock numbed her senses"
  9. make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; " Terror blunted her feelings"; " deaden a sound"
  10. make less sharp; " blunt the knives"
  11. make dull or blunt, as of sharp edges or knives' blades
  12. To dull the edge or point; to repress or weaken.
  13. To take away the sharpness of an edge; to weaken any appetite or passion, to impair any power or affection of the mind.
  14. A fencer's foil.
  15. A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.
  16. Money.
  17. Bluntness.
  18. Bluntly.
  19. characterized by disconcerting 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"
  20. used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; " a blunt instrument"
  21. having a broad or rounded end; " thick marks made by a blunt pencil"; " a blunt instrument"
  22. make dull or blunt; " Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
  23. 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".
  24. having a broad or rounded end; " thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
  25. Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp.
  26. Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.
  27. Hard to impress or penetrate.
  28. Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; - opposed to acute.
  29. Having a thick or rounded edge or point; not sharp; dull in understanding; stupid; abrupt in speech or manner; plain- spoken.
  30. Having a dull edge or point: rough, outspoken, dull.
  31. BLUNTISH.
  32. Dull; rough; abrupt.
  33. Having a thick end or edge; not sharp; dull.
  34. Abrupt in manner; plain - spoken; brusk.
  35. Having an obtuse edge or point; dull in understanding; abrupt in address; unceremonious.
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