adjective, blunt·er, blunt·est.
verb (used with object), blunt·ed, blunt·ing.
verb (used without object), blunt·ed, blunt·ing.
- blunt duct adenosis,
Origin of blunt
Examples from the Web for 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|Alex Suskind|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“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|DAILY BEAST
It started with the blunt assertion that things were worse than most of the public realized.
Then again some comics like Rivers, Essman and Behar are blunt in their discussion of sexism.
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|Michael Signer|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The smaller male hardly tapers behind, but is incurved and ends in a short, blunt, conical tail.
On the 14th November, 1913, Mr. Summers died of blood poisoning, the result of cutting a corn with a blunt razor.De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bona|Ernest Evan Spicer
I like the look of you, sir; I like the blunt fearlessness with which you scramble over a wall; you are a man, sir!The Cruise of the Make-Believes|Tom Gallon
A blunt regard to truth has always been one of my characteristics.The Moving Finger|E. Phillips Oppenheim
“I speak to de captain,” said the stranger, in a blunt tone.The Cruise of the Frolic|W.H.G. Kingston
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]