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  Words related to blunt

Related / Similar Words: deaden, dull, numb, benumb, crude(a), stark(a), candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder

 

Definition:
  • make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound";
  • make less sharp; "blunt the knives";
  • make less intense; "blunted emotions";
  • make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife''s edge";
  • make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses";
  • devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline";
  • 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;
  • used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument";
  • having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil";

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    Hyponyms: obtund, petrify, dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break

     

    Derivational Morphology: stultification, constipation, impairment, deadening

     

     
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