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Synonyms for blunt
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blunt(adj)

    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. blunt(adj)

    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-shoulder(adj)

    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. blunt(verb)

    make less intense

    "blunted emotions"

    Synonyms:
    numb, deaden, benumb, dull

    Antonyms:
    conditional, pointed, indirect, sharp

  6. numb, benumb, blunt, dull(verb)

    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, blunt(verb)

    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. blunt(verb)

    make less sharp

    "blunt the knives"

    Synonyms:
    numb, deaden, benumb, dull

    Antonyms:
    conditional, indirect, sharp, pointed

  9. deaden, blunt(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. blunt(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    coarse, pointless, dull

  2. blunt(adjective)

    Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; opposed to acute.

    Synonyms:
    stupid, obtuse

  3. blunt(adjective)

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. blunt(a)

    Synonyms:
    dull, obtuse, pointless, edgeless, insensitive, bluff, coarse, impolite, plain-mannered, uncivil, rude

    Antonyms:
    sharp, keen, pointed, acute, aculeated, sensitive, polished, bland, eloquent, courteous, reserved

  2. blunt(v)

    Synonyms:
    to subdue, repress, tranquilize, discourage, ossify, numb, harden

    Antonyms:
    quicken, sharpen, instigate, suscitate, stimulate, animate, excite, vitalize

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. blunt(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dull, obtuse, pointless, edgeless

  2. blunt(a.)

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

  3. blunt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    dull, make dull

  4. blunt(v. a.)

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

  5. blunt(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. blunt(a)

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

  2. blunt(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    blount, brutal, dull, bot

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How to use blunt in a sentence?

  1. Kate Forbes:

    These inflexible rules are a blunt instrument.

  2. James Jeffrey:

    We're in a really serious global security situation with Syria and Turkey is critical to that -- and that weights toward utility vs. values, to be very blunt.

  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. Jennifer Duffy:

    Roy Blunt wo n’t get caught off guard.

  5. Tim Hagle:

    He may not be able to convince them, but if he can at least blunt the anti-Bush enthusiasm, that helps and goes a long way.


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