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Blunt meaning

blunt - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. make dull or blunt; " Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
  2. 2. having a broad or rounded end; " thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
  3. 3. Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp.
  4. 4. Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.
  5. 5. Hard to impress or penetrate.
  6. 6. To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. A fencer's foil.
  9. 9. A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.
  10. 10. Money.
  11. 11. Dull; rough; abrupt.
  12. 12. To make dull.

blunt - examples of usage

  1. March was moved by the blunt words and the mute stare forward with which they ended. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. " They tell me you gamble," she said to him on one occasion, in her blunt way. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. Horng shifted heavily on his seat, his blunt fingers tapping each other. - "Warlord of Kor", Terry Gene Carr.
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