blunt instrument

Definition of blunt instrument

  1. :  an object without sharp edges or points that is used as a club He was hit over the head with a blunt instrument.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  slow or deficient in feeling :  insensitive

    :  obtuse (see obtuse 2a) in understanding or discernment :  dull

    :  having an edge or point that is not sharp

  1. :  to make less sharp, definite, or forceful

    :  to become blunt (see 1blunt)

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

  1. :  a device used to produce music

    :  a singing voice

    :  a means whereby something is achieved, performed, or furthered

  1. :  to address a legal instrument to

    :  to score for musical performance :  orchestrate

    :  to equip with instruments especially for measuring and recording data

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to criticize severely

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