blunt


blunt
blunt ADJECTIVE 1) lacking a sharp edge or point. 2) having a flat or rounded end. 3) uncompromisingly forthright in manner.
VERB 1) make or become blunt. 2) weaken or reduce the force of.
DERIVATIVES bluntly adverb bluntness noun.
ORIGIN perhaps Scandinavian.

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  • Blunt — (bl[u^]nt), a. [Cf. Prov. G. bludde a dull or blunt knife, Dan. blunde to sleep, Sw. & Icel. blunda; or perh. akin to E. blind.] 1. Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp. [1913 Webster] The murderous knife was dull and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • BLUNT (A.) — Anthony BLUNT 1907 1983 L’historien de l’art Anthony Blunt est décédé à Londres le 26 mars 1983. Renommé parmi ses pairs, universitaires et conservateurs, ce grand savant devint la proie d’un scandale retentissant lorsque, le 15 novembre 1979, à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • blunt´ly — blunt «bluhnt», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. without a sharp edge or point: »He sharpened the blunt knife. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under dull. (Cf. ↑dull) 2. Figurative. saying what one thinks very frankly, without trying to be tactful; outspoken; …   Useful english dictionary

  • blunt — blunt; blunt·head; blunt·ie; blunt·ly; blunt·ness; …   English syllables

  • Blunt — Blunt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blunting}.] 1. To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blunt — [blunt] adj. [ME < ?] 1. slow to perceive, feel, or understand; dull 2. having a dull edge or point; not sharp 3. plain spoken and abrupt vt. 1. to make (an edge or point) dull 2. to make dull or insensitive …   English World dictionary

  • Blunt —   [blʌnt],    1) Anthony Frederick, britischer Kunsthistoriker, * Bournemouth 26. 9. 1907, ✝ London 26. 3. 1983; Professor an der Londoner Universität und Direktor des Courtauld Institute ebenda (1947 74), später außerdem Professor in Oxford und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Blunt — Blunt, SD U.S. city in South Dakota Population (2000): 370 Housing Units (2000): 178 Land area (2000): 0.491587 sq. miles (1.273204 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.491587 sq. miles (1.273204 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Blunt, SD — U.S. city in South Dakota Population (2000): 370 Housing Units (2000): 178 Land area (2000): 0.491587 sq. miles (1.273204 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.491587 sq. miles (1.273204 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • blunt — [adj1] not sharp dull, dulled, edgeless, insensitive, obtuse, pointless, round, rounded, unsharpened; concepts 485,486 Ant. needled, pointed, sharp blunt [adj2] straightforward abrupt, bluff, brief, brusque, candid, crusty, curt, discourteous,… …   New thesaurus