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Definition of blunt

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Synonyms & Antonyms for blunt

Synonyms: Adjective

  • abrupt,
  • bluff,
  • brusque
  • ( also brusk ) ,
  • crusty,
  • curt,
  • downright,
  • short,
  • short-spoken,
  • snippy,
  • unceremonious

Synonyms: Verb

  • benumb,
  • cauterize,
  • damp,
  • dampen,
  • deaden,
  • dull,
  • numb

Antonyms: Adjective

  • circuitous,
  • mealymouthed

Choose the Right Synonym for blunt

dull, blunt, obtuse mean not sharp, keen, or acute. dull suggests a lack or loss of keenness, zest, or pungency. a dull pain a dull mind blunt suggests an inherent lack of sharpness or quickness of feeling or perception. a person of blunt sensibility obtuse implies such bluntness as makes one insensitive in perception or imagination. too obtuse to take the hint

bluff, blunt, brusque, curt, crusty, gruff mean abrupt and unceremonious in speech and manner. bluff connotes good-natured outspokenness and unconventionality. a bluff manner blunt suggests directness of expression in disregard of others’ feelings. a blunt appraisal brusque applies to a sharpness or ungraciousness. a brusque response curt implies disconcerting shortness or rude conciseness. a curt command crusty suggests a harsh or surly manner sometimes concealing an inner kindliness. a crusty exterior gruff suggests a hoarse or husky speech which may imply bad temper but more often implies embarrassment or shyness. puts on a gruff pose

Examples of blunt in a Sentence

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First Known Use of blunt

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3a

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

1988, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blunt

Middle English blont, of uncertain origin

Middle English blonten, verbal derivative of blont blunt entry 1

from blunt “a short, thick cigar,” noun derivative of blunt entry 1

Blunt definition is – having an edge or point that is not sharp. How to use blunt in a sentence. Synonym Discussion of blunt.