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Dictionary definition for: Blunt

1. (v) make less intense; "blunted emotions"

2. (s) having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"

3. (v) make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"

4. (s) used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument"

5. (v) make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife''s edge"

6. (s) characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; "blunt talking and straight shooting" "a blunt New England farmer" "I gave them my candid opinion" "forthright criticism" "a forthright approach to the problem" "tell me wh

7. (v) make less sharp; "blunt the knives"

8. (s) devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth" "the crude facts" "facing the stark reality of the deadline"

9. (v) make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings" "deaden a sound"

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