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Definitions of blunt

  1. make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"; "a blunt instrument" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. make less sharp; "blunt the knives" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make less intense; "blunted emotions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. make dull or blunt, as of sharp edges or knives' blades Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. 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". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Hard to impress or penetrate. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A fencer's foil. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A short needle with a strong point. See Needle. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Money. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; - opposed to acute. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Having a thick or rounded edge or point; not sharp; dull in understanding; stupid; abrupt in speech or manner; plain-spoken. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. To dull the edge or point of; to make weaker or less keen. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. To become dull; lose keenness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Bluntly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Bluntness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Having a dull edge or point: rough, outspoken, dull. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. To dull the edge or point: to weaken. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. BLUNTISH. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Dull; rough; abrupt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To make dull. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. To make or become blunt; dull. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Having a thick end or edge; not sharp; dull. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Abrupt in manner; plain - spoken; brusk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Having an obtuse edge or point; dull in understanding; abrupt in address; unceremonious. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To dull the edge or point; to repress or weaken. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. Not sharp; having a thick edge; plain; unceremonious; wanting in manners. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. To take away the sharpness of an edge; to weaken any appetite or passion, to impair any power or affection of the mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; -- opposed to acute. mso.anu.edu.au
  40. Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; opposed to acute. dictgcide_fs
  41. blunt, adj. having a dull edge or point; rough, outspoken, dull.--v.t. to dull the edge or point: to weaken.--n. (slang) money.--adj. BLUNT'ISH.--adv. BLUNTLY.--n. BLUNT'NESS.--adj. BLUNT'-WIT'TED (Shak.) dull, stupid. [Orig. sleepy, dull; prob. conn. with Ice. blunda, to doze; perh. akin to BLIND.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. Dull, not sensitive; without edge or point; plain-spoken; hence bluntish (2) a. (N.) short thick needle; (slang) ready money. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. Make less sharp or sensitive. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. Dull on the edge or point, not sharp; dull in understanding, not quick; rough, not delicate; abrupt, not elegant. Complete Dictionary

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