blunt

phonetic symbol: / blʌ́nt / 

blunt - English Dictionary

[ verb ]
■ make less lively, intense, or vigorous
■ impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
e.g.)
・Terror blunted her feelings
deaden

[ verb ]
■ make less sharp
e.g.)
・blunt the knives

[ verb ]
■ make less intense
e.g.)
・blunted emotions

[ verb ]
■ make dull or blunt
dull

[ verb ]
■ make numb or insensitive
benumb , dull , numb

[ adjective satellite ]
■ devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
e.g.)
・the blunt truth
crude , stark

[ adjective satellite ]
■ characterized by directness in manner or speech
■ without subtlety or evasion
e.g.)
・blunt talking and straight shooting
・a blunt New England farmer
candid , forthright , frank , free-spoken , outspoken , plainspoken , point-blank , straight-from-the-shoulder

[ adjective satellite ]
■ used of a knife or other blade
■ not sharp
e.g.)
・a blunt instrument

[ adjective satellite ]
■ having a broad or rounded end
e.g.)
・thick marks made by a blunt pencil

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