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  1. 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, candid, forthright, plainspoken, blunt, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank, vocal, heart-to-heart

    Antonyms:
    indirect

  2. point-blankadverb

    close enough to go straight to the target

    "point-blank range"; "a point-blank shot"

    Synonyms:
    free-spoken, outspoken, forthright, candid, blunt, plainspoken, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank

    Antonyms:
    indirect

  3. point-blankadverb

    in a direct and unequivocal manner

    "I asked him point-blank whether he wanted the job"

    Antonyms:
    indirect

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. point-blankadjective

    Synonyms:
    direct, plain, unqualified, unreserved

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How to use point-blank in a sentence?

  1. Ruby Barnett:

    If she didn’t like the color red, she would tell you. She was just point blank.

  2. Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto:

    I've been listening to it for over 40 years. I was 24 years old when my husband was murdered, shot in the head, point-blank, by Mumia Abu-Jamal, he did it with malice and did it with premeditation, and there's no doubt in my mind. I went to every single court hearing, and if anyone wanted to know who murdered my husband, it was me. I wanted to know who murdered Danny, and it was Mumia. He did it with such malice. I mean, he executed him.

  3. Yannick Sawadogo:

    Everyone was panicked and was lying down on the floor. There was blood everywhere, they were shooting at people at point blank.

  4. Gwen Berry:

    I never said that I didn't want to go to the Olympic Games. That's why I competed and got third and made the team, i never said that I hated the country. I never said that. All I said was I respect my people enough to not stand for or acknowledge something that disrespects them. I love my people. Point blank, period.

  5. Alex Chan:

    Wherever there are protests nearby I'll come ... I'm out tonight for a simple reason. You don't shoot a teenager at point blank range, these protests will continue and we won't give up.


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