Definition of "blunt" []

  • Having a dull edge or end; not sharp. (adjective)
  • Abrupt and often disconcertingly frank in speech: "Onscreen, John Wayne was a blunt talker and straight shooter” ( Time). See Synonyms at gruff. (adjective)
  • Slow to understand or perceive; dull. (adjective)
  • Lacking in feeling; insensitive. (adjective)
  • To dull the edge of. (verb-transitive)
  • (esp of a knife or blade) lacking sharpness or keenness; dull (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Not having a sharp edge or point (adjective)
  • (of people, manner of speaking, etc) lacking refinement or subtlety; straightforward and uncomplicated (adjective)
  • Outspoken; direct and to the point (adjective)
  • To make less sharp (verb)
  • To diminish the sensitivity or perception of; make dull (verb)
  • A cannabis cigarette (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "blunt" in a sentence
  • "Greifeld: Yeah, the steps we've taken are what I call blunt instruments, so they definitely will work in that we're shutting the market down if we get nervous about where it's going."
  • "He ` s holding the blunt, what they call the blunt, he ` s holding it like he ` s done it before."
  • "Typically they take care of car accidents and what we call blunt trauma."