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blunt

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2 lacking sharpness of edge or point

  • a blunt knife won't open that package
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dull, blunt, obtuse mean not sharp, keen, or acute. dull suggests a lack or loss of keenness, zest, or pungency.
    • a dull pain
    • a dull mind
blunt suggests an inherent lack of sharpness or quickness of feeling or perception.
    • a person of blunt sensibility
obtuse implies such bluntness as makes one insensitive in perception or imagination.
    • too obtuse to take the hint

blunt

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to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling

  • the mushy music blunted the effect of the movieʼs final tragic scene
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