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blunt

blunt

 
 
pronunciation:
bluhnt
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having a dull edge or point; not sharp.
The knife was too blunt to cut the bread.
synonyms:
dull
antonyms:
keen, pointed, sharp
definition 2: direct in manner; abrupt and frank.
His blunt questions sometimes make people angry.
synonyms:
direct, outspoken
similar words:
abrupt, downright, explicit, open, plain
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: blunted, blunting, blunts
definition: to make dull.
He blunted the axe by hitting its blade on a stone.
synonyms:
dull
antonyms:
sharpen
similar words:
round
derivations: bluntly (adv.), bluntness (n.)
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