adjective, blunt·er, blunt·est.
verb (used with object), blunt·ed, blunt·ing.
verb (used without object), blunt·ed, blunt·ing.
Origin of blunt
Synonyms for blunt
Related Words for bluntmatter-of-fact, curt, rude, trenchant, outspoken, explicit, brusque, candid, forthright, dampen, debilitate, cripple, soften, sap, undermine, weaken, rounded, dull, round, frank
Examples from the Web for blunt
Contemporary Examples of blunt
No matter how admirable or inspiring his message appears to be, it often hits you over the head like a blunt instrument.Catch Him If You Can: Reliving Banksy’s New York Invasion
November 14, 2014
“It was like a curtain was beginning to be opened,” says Noor, who was surprised by the blunt request.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan
Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel
November 12, 2014
It started with the blunt assertion that things were worse than most of the public realized.Remembering Reagan’s Defining Speech
October 27, 2014
Then again some comics like Rivers, Essman and Behar are blunt in their discussion of sexism.Comedians and Feminism Getting Laughs
October 23, 2014
She wants to puncture all of the caricatures that blunt the harsh reality of Eichmann.Nothing Was Banal About Eichmann’s Evil, Says a Scathing New Biography
October 11, 2014
Historical Examples of blunt
"I'm glad you feel as you do about it, Evelyn," was her blunt rejoinder.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
It will blunt the keen edge of sorrow, and smooth the asperities of adversity.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
But is there not more danger from a sharp tool than from a blunt one?Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
“To be sure you do,” replied the disturbed and blunt divine.Self-Help
His face was obstinate, honest, kindly, his features were as blunt as his talk.The Harbor
Word Origin for blunt
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]