bluntness bluntness  /b ˈlənt nəs/


  1. (n) the quality of being direct and outspoken
  2. (n) without sharpness or clearness of edge or point


  1. So she finally turned him down, explaining with characteristic bluntness.
  2. There's a stripped-down masculinity to its shops, a friendly bluntness.
  3. I apologized to the writer for my bluntness.


  • Vernon town hall attendees give governor thumbs up

    VERNON -- Even those who disagreed with Gov. Chris Christie on political positions gave the governor high marks for directness, bluntness and "letting you know how he feels."
    on June 30, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald


  1. "My bluntness and indiscipline has landed me in many a serious trouble," says Musharraf, who joined the Pakistan Military Academy when he was 18 and became a commando in 1966.
    on Oct 6, 2007 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: Hindustan Times

  2. "I love her (Preity's) bluntness, jovial nature, positive thinking. I like her happy personality," Salman said on his show Dus Ka Dum 2.
    on Oct 10, 2009 By: Salman Khan Source: Hindustan Times

  3. "Bluntness may not be very good diplomacy, but on occasion it may be required," Lugar said as the hearing drew to a close.
    on Apr 12, 2005 By: Richard Lugar Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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