Definition of 'blunt'
- make less intense; "blunted emotions"
- make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
Synonyms: numb benumb dull
- make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
- make less sharp; "blunt the knives"
- make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
Antonyms: enliven liven liven up invigorate animate
- having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
- used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument"
- 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"; "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"
Synonyms: candid forthright frank free-spoken outspoken plainspoken point-blank straight-from-the-shoulder
- devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
Synonyms: crude stark