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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)

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.

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."