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VERB (5)

1. make less intense;
- Example: "blunted emotions"

2. make numb or insensitive;
- Example: "The shock numbed her senses"
[syn: numb, benumb, blunt, dull]

3. make dull or blunt;
- Example: "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
[syn: dull, blunt]

4. make less sharp;
- Example: "blunt the knives"

5. make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation;
- Example: "Terror blunted her feelings"
- Example: "deaden a sound"
[syn: deaden, blunt]


ADJECTIVE (4)

1. having a broad or rounded end;
- Example: "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"

2. used of a knife or other blade; not sharp;
- Example: "a blunt instrument"

3. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion;
- Example: "blunt talking and straight shooting"
- Example: "a blunt New England farmer"
- Example: "I gave them my candid opinion"
- Example: "forthright criticism"
- Example: "a forthright approach to the problem"
- Example: "tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"
- Example: "it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"
- Example: "plainspoken and to the point"
- Example: "a point-blank accusation"
[syn: blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder]

4. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment;
- Example: "the blunt truth"
- Example: "the crude facts"
- Example: "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
[syn: blunt, crude(a), stark(a)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blunt \Blunt\ (bl[u^]nt), a. [Cf. Prov. G. bludde a dull or blunt knife, Dan. blunde to sleep, Sw. & Icel. blunda; or perh. akin to E. blind.] 1. Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp. [1913 Webster] The murderous knife was dull and blunt. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; -- opposed to acute. [1913 Webster] His wits are not so blunt. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech. "Hiding his bitter jests in blunt behavior." "A plain, blunt man." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Hard to impress or penetrate. [R.] [1913 Webster] I find my heart hardened and blunt to new impressions. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Note: Blunt is much used in composition, as blunt-edged, blunt-sighted, blunt-spoken. [1913 Webster] Syn: Obtuse; dull; pointless; curt; short; coarse; rude; brusque; impolite; uncivil. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blunt \Blunt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Blunting.] 1. To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blunt \Blunt\, n. 1. A fencer's foil. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A short needle with a strong point. See Needle. [1913 Webster] 3. Money. [Cant] --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

blunt adj 1: having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil" 2: used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument" 3: 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 what you think--and you may just as well be frank"; "it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"; "plainspoken and to the point"; "a point-blank accusation" [syn: blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder] 4: devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline" [syn: blunt, crude(a), stark(a)] v 1: make less intense; "blunted emotions" 2: make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses" [syn: numb, benumb, blunt, dull] 3: make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge" [syn: dull, blunt] [ant: sharpen] 4: make less sharp; "blunt the knives" 5: make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound" [syn: deaden, blunt] [ant: animate, enliven, invigorate, liven, liven up]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

308 Moby Thesaurus words for "blunt": KO, abate, abrupt, affectless, aggressive, allay, alleviate, anesthetize, anesthetized, arctic, artless, assuage, attemper, attenuate, autistic, bank the fire, bate, bearish, beastly, bedaze, benumb, besot, bluff, blunt-edged, blunt-ended, blunt-pointed, blunt-witted, blunted, bluntish, blur, born yesterday, brash, brass, bread, brief, broad, brusque, cabbage, candid, catatonic, cavalier, chasten, childlike, chill, chilly, chips, chloroform, churlish, cold, cold as charity, cold-blooded, coldcock, coldhearted, confiding, constrain, control, cool, cramp, cripple, crusty, curt, damp, dampen, de-emphasize, deaden, debilitate, deflect, desensitize, deter, devitalize, dim, dim-witted, diminish, dinero, direct, disable, disaffect, discourage, discourteous, disedge, disincline, disinterest, dispassionate, distract, divert, do-re-mi, dope, dopey, downplay, downright, draw the teeth, drug, drugged, dull, dull of mind, dull-edged, dull-headed, dull-pated, dull-pointed, dull-witted, dulled, dullish, edgeless, efface, emotionally dead, emotionless, enervate, enfeeble, etherize, eviscerate, exhaust, explicit, extenuate, faired, fat-witted, forthright, frank, frankhearted, free, free hand, free-acting, free-going, free-moving, free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, freehanded, freeze, frigid, frosted, frosty, frozen, genuine, gross-headed, gruel, gruff, guileless, harsh, heart-to-heart, heartless, heavy, hebetate, hebetudinous, icy, immovable, impassible, impassive, impolite, inconsiderate, indelicate, indispose, inexcitable, ingenu, ingenuous, innocent, insensitive, insusceptible, jack, kayo, keep within bounds, knock out, knock senseless, knock stiff, knock unconscious, lay, lay low, lay out, lenify, lessen, lighten, mitigate, moderate, modulate, mollify, mull, naive, narcotize, nonemotional, numb, objective, obscure, obtund, obtuse, open, openhearted, out of touch, outspoken, palliate, palsy, paralyze, passionless, plain, plain-spoken, play down, pointless, put off, put to sleep, quench, rattle, reduce, reduce the temperature, repel, repress, restrain, retund, rough, round, rounded, rude, sap, self-absorbed, severe, shake, shake up, sharp, short, simple, simplehearted, simpleminded, sincere, single-hearted, single-minded, slacken, slow, slow down, slow-witted, sluggish, smoothed, smother, snippety, snippy, sober, sober down, soften, soften up, soothe, soulless, spiritless, stifle, straight, straight-out, straightforward, stun, stupefy, subdue, suppress, surly, tame, temper, thick-brained, thick-headed, thick-pated, thick-witted, thickskulled, thoughtless, tone down, transparent, truculent, trustful, trusting, tune down, turn, turn aside, turn away, turn from, turn off, unaffectionate, unbrace, unceremonious, unchecked, uncivil, uncomplicated, uncompromising, unconstrained, undermine, underplay, undiplomatic, unedged, unemotional, unequivocal, unfeeling, ungracious, unguarded, unimpassioned, unimpressionable, unloving, unman, unnerve, unpassionate, unpointed, unreserved, unresponding, unresponsive, unrestrained, unsharp, unsharpened, unsophisticated, unstrengthen, unstring, unsusceptible, unsuspicious, unsympathetic, untouchable, unwary, weaken, wean from, wooden, worn
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Blunt, SD -- U.S. city in South Dakota Population (2000): 370 Housing Units (2000): 178 Land area (2000): 0.491587 sq. miles (1.273204 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.491587 sq. miles (1.273204 sq. km) FIPS code: 06180 Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46 Location: 44.516505 N, 99.988340 W ZIP Codes (1990): 57522 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Blunt, SD Blunt