1 having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
2 used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument"
3 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" [syn: candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder]
4 devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline" [syn: crude(a), stark(a)]
1 make less intense; "blunted emotions"
4 make less sharp; "blunt the knives"
5 make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound" [syn: deaden] [ant: enliven]
- (Canada) /blɐnt/
- (UK) /blʌnt/
- Rhymes with: -ʌnt
Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument
Dull in understanding; slow of discernment
Hard to impress or penetrate
- German: abgestumpft
- A fencer's foil.
- A short needle with a strong point.
- In the context of "smoking": A marijuana cigar.
- 2005: to make his point, lead rapper B-Real fired up a blunt in front of the cameras and several hundred thousand people and announced, “I'm taking a hit for every one of y'all!” — Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 461)
cigar filled with marijuana
- German: Blunt
- To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.
- 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.
To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker
- German: abstumpfen
To repress or weaken
Blunt can refer to several things:
PeopleBlunt (or Blount) is a common surname of English derivation, meaning "blonde, fair" (Old French blund), or "dull" (Middle English blunt, blont)
- Lady Anne Blunt (1837-1917), English horsebreeder; wife of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
- Anthony Blunt (1907-1983), English art historian and Soviet spy
- Charles Blunt (b.1951), leader of the National Party of Australia
- Crispin Blunt (b.1961), English Conservative MP for Reigate
- Emily Blunt (b.1983), British actress
- Giles Blunt (b.1952), Canadian author
- James Blunt (b.1974), British musician
- James G. Blunt (1826-1881), Union General in the American Civil War
- John Henry Blunt (1823-1884), English divine
- John James Blunt, (1794-1855), English religious scholar
- Matt Blunt (b.1970), governor of Missouri
- Roy Blunt (b.1950), U.S. Representative from Missouri, House Majority Whip and interim House Majority Leader
- Russell Blunt (1908-2004), notable North Carolina track and field coach
- Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922), English poet and writer
- Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt (1901-1987), English art teacher, artist, author and curator of the Watts Gallery
- Blunt (cigar)
- In biology, a blunt end, a possible configuration of a DNA molecule
- Blunt force trauma, a type of physical trauma in medical terminology
- Blunted affect, a lack of emotional response in psychology
- Blunt Magazine (magazine), a Canadian blogging e-zine published quarterly
- Bluntslide, a skateboard trick
blunt in German: Blunt (Begriffsklärung)
blunt in French: Blunt
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