adjective \ˈblənt\

: having a thick edge or point : not sharp

: saying or expressing something in a very direct way that may upset some people

Full Definition of BLUNT

a :  slow or deficient in feeling :  insensitive
b :  obtuse in understanding or discernment :  dull
:  having an edge or point that is not sharp <a blunt instrument>
a :  abrupt in speech or manner
b :  being straight to the point :  direct
blunt·ly adverb
blunt·ness noun

Examples of BLUNT

  1. To be perfectly blunt, I find her annoying.
  2. He was blunt about needing more privacy.

Origin of BLUNT

Middle English
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with BLUNT



: to make (something) less sharp

Full Definition of BLUNT

transitive verb
:  to make less sharp, definite, or forceful
intransitive verb
:  to become blunt

Examples of BLUNT

  1. a weapon blunted by use
  2. <the mushy music blunted the effect of the movie's final tragic scene>

First Known Use of BLUNT

14th century



Definition of BLUNT

:  a cigar that has been hollowed out and filled with marijuana

Origin of BLUNT

blunt a short, thick cigar, from 1blunt
First Known Use: 1990


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