Having a broad or rounded end (synset 301816968)
"thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
Used of a knife or other blade;
Not sharp (synset 300804035)"a blunt instrument"similar: dull - not having a sharp edge or point
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"similar: direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment (synset 300559107)
"the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
Make less intense (synset 200228445)
"blunted emotions"hypernym: weaken - lessen the strength of
Make numb or insensitive (synset 202119756)
"The shock numbed her senses"
Make dull or blunt (synset 201249008)
"Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"synonym: dull
Make less sharp (synset 200228339)
"blunt the knives"
Make less lively, intense, or vigorous;
Impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation (synset 200192383)"Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"hyponym:synonym: deaden
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