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Synonyms for blunt
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Wiktionary

  1. bluntadjective

    Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; not sharp.

    Synonyms:
    coarse, pointless, dull

  2. bluntadjective

    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.

    Synonyms:
    obtuse, stupid

  3. bluntadjective

    Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.

    Synonyms:
    short, impolite, harsh, curt, brusque, uncivil, rude

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. blunt

    Bluff is a word of good meaning, as are frank and open. The bluff man talks and laughs loudly and freely, says and does whatever he pleases with fearless good nature, and with no thought of annoying or giving pain to others. The blunt man says things which he is perfectly aware are disagreeable, either from a defiant indifference to others' feelings, or from the pleasure of tormenting.

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, bluff, blustering, bold, brusk, coarse, discourteous, frank, impolite, inconsiderate, open, plain-spoken, rough, rude, uncivil, unmannerly

    Antonyms:
    bland, courteous, genial, polished, polite, refined, reserved, urbane

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bluntadjective

    having a broad or rounded end

    "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"

    Synonyms:
    free-spoken, stark(a), outspoken, crude(a), point-blank, candid, forthright, plainspoken, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank

    Antonyms:
    conditional, sharp, indirect, pointed

  2. bluntadjective

    used of a knife or other blade; not sharp

    "a blunt instrument"

    Synonyms:
    free-spoken, stark(a), outspoken, crude(a), point-blank, candid, forthright, plainspoken, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank

    Antonyms:
    indirect, pointed, sharp, conditional

  3. blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulderadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    free-spoken, stark(a), outspoken, crude(a), open, point-blank, candid, forthright, plainspoken, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank, vocal, heart-to-heart

    Antonyms:
    indirect, pointed, sharp, conditional

  4. blunt, crude(a), stark(a)verb

    devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

    "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"

    Antonyms:
    pointed, indirect, conditional, sharp

  5. bluntverb

    make less intense

    "blunted emotions"

    Synonyms:
    numb, deaden, benumb, dull

    Antonyms:
    conditional, pointed, indirect, sharp

  6. numb, benumb, blunt, dullverb

    make numb or insensitive

    "The shock numbed her senses"

    Synonyms:
    benumb, tone down, mute, dull, deaden, numb, pall, damp, muffle, dampen

    Antonyms:
    conditional, sharp, pointed, indirect

  7. dull, bluntverb

    make dull or blunt

    "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"

    Synonyms:
    benumb, tone down, mute, dull, deaden, numb, pall, damp, muffle, dampen

    Antonyms:
    indirect, conditional, pointed, sharp

  8. bluntverb

    make less sharp

    "blunt the knives"

    Synonyms:
    numb, deaden, benumb, dull

    Antonyms:
    conditional, indirect, sharp, pointed

  9. deaden, bluntverb

    make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

    "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"

    Synonyms:
    benumb, dull, deaden, numb, girdle, damp, dampen

    Antonyms:
    conditional, sharp, pointed, indirect

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bluntadjective

    Synonyms:
    dull, obtuse, pointless, edgeless

  2. bluntadjective

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, bluff, gruff, rough, rude, ungentle, uncivil, ungracious, bearish, discourteous, uncourteous, impolite, BRUSQUE, not gentle

  3. bluntverb

    Synonyms:
    dull, make dull

  4. bluntverb

    Synonyms:
    benumb, paralyze, deaden, stupefy, obtund, hebetate; make insensible, callous, or obtuse

  5. bluntverb

    Synonyms:
    moderate, allay, assuage, mitigate, quiet, alleviate, soften

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bluntadjective

    Synonyms:
    dull, obtuse, abrupt, brusque, unceremonious, uncivil, ungracious, discourteous, stupid, stolid

  2. bluntverb

    Synonyms:
    dull, deaden, stupefy, assuage, alleviate, mitigate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "blunt":

    blount, brutal, dull, bot

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How to use blunt in a sentence?

  1. Siddharth Astir:

    Be Like the crayon...... Blunt,sharp,Long or Short...... Always add colours to others lives

  2. Edward R. Murrow:

    The politician is ... trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him.

  3. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    I can tell you that there was a pretty candid exchange of views, i think we've been pretty blunt in describing the concerns that we have with China's behavior in cyberspace. We have been blunt in our assessment that that has significant consequences for our economy and for our national security.

  4. United President Scott Kirby:

    Let me blunt. Hope is not a strategy.

  5. Christina Pushaw:

    To be blunt, I’m not sure why a ‘four-figure ad buy’ is even making news, for context, political campaigns in Florida spend eight figures. I have never heard of a ‘four figure’ ad buy in Florida until today, actually.


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