blunt blunt  /b ˈlənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) make less intense
  2. (v) make numb or insensitive
  3. (v) make dull or blunt
  4. (v) make less sharp
  5. (v) make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
  6. (adj) having a broad or rounded end
  7. (adj) used of a knife or other blade; not sharp
  8. (adj) characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
  9. (adj) devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. According to two sources with knowledge of the meeting, the Army and Marine officers were blunt.
  2. Modern history has a way of being modest with its gifts and blunt with its reckonings.

News

  1. Senator Blunt Concerned Medicare Proposal Could Reduce Vital Services

    From a press release from Senator Roy Blunt's office... WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today expressing his concern regarding a proposal in President Barack Obama’s FY14 budget proposal that would greatly limit critical reimbursement to providers for Medicare beneficiaries who are ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KTTS 94.7

  2. Blunt, Streep to reunite for film

    Emily Blunt is re-teaming with her "The Devil Wears Prada" co-star Meryl Streep in the big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning stage show "Into the Woods."
    on June 7, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  3. BLUNT USA offers new spin on golf umbrellas | PGA.com

    The BLUNT Golf_G2 golf umbrella will keep you and your equipment dry. One of the most important pieces of equipment in a golfer’s bag is one they hope to rarely use --an umbrella.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: PGA

Quotes

  1. "He knows how bad I want him back," Bryant said in the on-court award ceremony. "I've told him that. I've been openly blunt about that and told him how much I want him back. Let's go for it again. Let's go for it again."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Kobe Bryant Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. "I'm going to be blunt with you," Mr. Angelides said. "It sounds to me like selling a car with faulty brakes, and then selling an insurance policy on those cars."
    on Jan 14, 2010 By: Lloyd Blankfein Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

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