Associations to the word «Blunt»


BLUNT, adjective. Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; not sharp.
BLUNT, adjective. Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; opposed to acute.
BLUNT, adjective. Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.
BLUNT, adjective. Hard to impress or penetrate.
BLUNT, adjective. Slow or deficient in feeling: insensitive.
BLUNT, noun. A fencer's practice foil with a soft tip.
BLUNT, noun. A short needle with a strong point.
BLUNT, noun. (smoking) A marijuana cigar.
BLUNT, noun. (UK) (slang) (archaic) (uncountable) money
BLUNT, noun. A playboating move resembling a cartwheel performed on a wave.
BLUNT, verb. To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.
BLUNT, verb. (figuratively) 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.
BLUNT INSTRUMENT, noun. (literally) An object lacking sharp surfaces, especially as used to cause injury.
BLUNT INSTRUMENT, noun. (figuratively) A thing, person, method, or resource which is not sufficiently precise or not sufficiently effective for its intended role or use.
BLUNT INSTRUMENTS, noun. Plural of blunt instrument

Dictionary definition

BLUNT, verb. Make less intense; "blunted emotions".
BLUNT, verb. Make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses".
BLUNT, verb. Make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge".
BLUNT, verb. Make less sharp; "blunt the knives".
BLUNT, verb. Make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound".
BLUNT, adjective. Having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil".
BLUNT, adjective. Used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument".
BLUNT, adjective. 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".
BLUNT, adjective. Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline".

Wise words

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Victor Hugo