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blunt

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of blunt

  1. 1 being or characterized by direct, brief, and potentially rude speech or manner <he values honesty and is quite blunt about telling people what he doesn't like about them> Synonyms abrupt, bluff, brusque (also brusk), crusty, curt, downright, short, short-spoken, snippy, unceremonious Related Words gruff, rough, snappish; candid, direct, forthright, foursquare, frank, free-spoken, open, outspoken, plain, plainspoken, point-blank, straightforward, straight-out; artless, discourteous, disrespectful, impertinent, impolite, inconsiderate, insensitive, rude, tactless, undiplomatic; brief, closemouthed, laconic, reserved, reticent, terse, tight-lipped; earnest, honest, sincere; coarse, crass, crude, low, uncouth, vulgar Near Antonyms civil, considerate, courteous, diplomatic, gracious, polite, politic, smooth, suave, tactful; loquacious, talkative, voluble; long-winded, prolix, verbose; courtly, cultivated, gallant, genteel, polished, refined Antonyms circuitous, mealymouthed

  2. 2 lacking sharpness of edge or point <a blunt knife won't open that package> Synonyms dull, blunted, dulled, obtuseRelated Words dullish; rounded, smooth; even, flat, flattened, levelNear Antonyms jagged, needlelike, prickly, spiked, spikelike, spiky (also spikey), spiny; jabbing, lacerating, piercing, scratching, stabbing; ultrasharpAntonyms cutting, edged, edgy, ground, honed, keen, pointed, sharp, sharpened, whetted




blunt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blunt

  1. to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling <the mushy music blunted the effect of the movie's final tragic scene> Synonyms benumb, dull, cauterize, damp, dampen, deaden, numbRelated Words muffle, mute, tone (down); decrease, diminish, lessen, let up (on), lower, reduce, subdue; debilitate, enfeeble, weaken; dwindle, recede, subside, taper (off), wane; alleviate, ease, lighten; abate, moderateNear Antonyms amplify, augment, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthen; animate, arouse, stimulateAntonyms sharpen, whet





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