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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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