The First Amendment must not be blunted because upholding it makes a mess.
American criticism, meanwhile, is blunted by the U.S. need to maintain its major military base in Qatar.
The imploring look and heaving respiration of Christine were lost on the blunted sensibilities of a criminal judge.
As I told you, in the presence of so much death the sensibilities are blunted.
His uneasiness, his exasperation, his scorn were blunted at last by all these trying hours.
Morality is blunted by consorting with the Dead who are alive.
The fenced with blunted foils—Hector won, of course, because of his much faster reflexes.
Some of the finest intellects in the world have been blunted by liquor.
My eyes are blunted, my ears have lost their keenness, and my strength has gone into fat.
His feelings had become so blunted that he did not care how soon he was shot in the back.
c.1200, "dull, obtuse," perhaps from or related to Old Norse blundra (see blunder (v.)). Of tools or weapons, late 14c. Meaning "abrupt of speech or manner" is from 1580s.
late 14c., from blunt (adj.). Related: Blunted; blunting.
street slang for "marijuana and tobacco cigar" (easier to pass around, easier to disguise, and the stimulant in the tobacco enhances the high from the pot) surfaced c.1993, but is said to have originated among Jamaicans in New York City in the early 1980s; from Phillies Blunt brand cigars; see blunt (adj.), which has been used of certain cigars since 19c.
Users say that the Phillies Blunt brand produces less harsh-tasting or sweeter smoke. The leaf wrapper of a Phillies Blunt is strong enough to hold together through the manipulations of making a blunt. Other brands fall apart. [http://nepenthes.lycaeum.org/Drugs/THC/Smoke/blunts.html]
A cigar hollowed out and filled with marijuana
[1980s+ Narcotics; fr the Phillies Blunt2 cigars eponymously used]