having a broad or rounded end
"thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
used of a knife or other blade; not sharp
"a blunt instrument"
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"
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"
make less intense
numb, benumb, blunt, dull(verb)
make numb or insensitive
"The shock numbed her senses"
make dull or blunt
"Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
make less sharp
"blunt the knives"
make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
"Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; not sharp.
Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; opposed to acute.
Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use blunt in a sentence?
For the policy to be really effective at improving health, a much larger reduction in consumption is needed, the tax is too blunt an instrument to achieve this.
Shutdowns are a blunt instrument for interrupting the spread of disinformation online, citizens are denied access to communication tools at a time when they need them the most to dispel rumors, check in with family, or avoid dangerous areas.
TikTok has previously acknowledged that in our very early days, we took a blunt approach to moderating content that promoted conflict, but Elizabeth Kanter've also said we recognized this was the wrong approach and eliminated it, however, we want to be absolutely clear that even in those early policies, there was never a policy around the Uighur community, which is where I misspoke.
These inflexible rules are a blunt instrument.
We have governments we work with on a number of issues whose policies and values are antithetical to ours, to be just blunt about it. And yet who also have certain interests with us that we are involved in.
Translations for blunt
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- притъпявам, нечувствителен, рязък, тъп, безцеремонен, глупав, притъпенBulgarian
- romCatalan, Valencian
- abstumpfen, abgestumpft, stumpf, Blunt, unverblümt, ungehobeltGerman
- αμβλύς, αμβλύνωGreek
- embotar, obtuso, romo, embotadoSpanish
- tylsä, marihuanasavuke, tylsyttää, latistaa, hidasälyinen, tylppä, suorasukainen, marisätkä, lässäyttääFinnish
- sot, abrupt, émousser, réprimer, obtus, émoussé, idiotFrench
- ottuso, spuntatoItalian
- 鈍い, ブラントJapanese
- neass, trulsLatvian
- тап, тапиMacedonian
- stomp, botDutch
- brusco, cegar, obtuso, beque, cego, reprimir, romboPortuguese
- neascutit, tocitRomanian
- тупой, грубыйRussian
- туп, tupSerbo-Croatian
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