1. Having a broad or rounded end (synset 301816968)
    "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
  2. Used of a knife or other blade;
    Not sharp (synset 300804035)
    "a blunt instrument"
  3. Characterized by directness in manner or speech;
    Without subtlety or evasion (synset 300768027)
    "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"
  4. Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment (synset 300559107)
    "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
  1. Make less intense (synset 200228445)
    "blunted emotions"
  2. Make numb or insensitive (synset 202119756)
    "The shock numbed her senses"
  3. Make dull or blunt (synset 201249008)
    "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
  4. Make less sharp (synset 200228339)
    "blunt the knives"
  5. Make less lively, intense, or vigorous;
    Impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation (synset 200192383)
    "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"

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