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