adjective, blunt·er, blunt·est.
verb (used with object), blunt·ed, blunt·ing.
verb (used without object), blunt·ed, blunt·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM bluntbluntly, adverbbluntness, nounun·blunt·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for blunt
The impact of a short-term shutdown on public-facing services would likely be blunted by the coronavirus pandemic, which has kept many Americans indoors and closed or restricted the operations of operations like national parks.Government funding appears likely to expire Friday night as Congress tries to complete stimulus deal|Jeff Stein, Mike DeBonis, Lisa Rein, Rachel Siegel|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
So far, government aid has significantly blunted financial stress for millions of Americans.Bankers were the villains of the last recession. They can be heroes in this one|matthewheimer|December 11, 2020|Fortune
There are other knives out there featuring blunt tips and supposedly learner-friendly features, but in my opinion, as an avowed not-a-parent, a kid is better off learning how to handle the real thing.
If we can just hang on and do those fundamental public health measures to try and blunt some of these surges, ultimately we can get out of this.Vaccines offer hope for end to pandemic, but brutal months lie ahead|Joel Achenbach, Jose Del Real|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
In the bluntest possible terms — and with the utmost respect for the form — TikTok is teenagers making pouty faces and gyrating into a camera.
American criticism, meanwhile, is blunted by the U.S. need to maintain its major military base in Qatar.
The First Amendment must not be blunted because upholding it makes a mess.The Conservative Case for Unions After the Harris v. Quinn Decision|James Poulos|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As it was, her delicate insight was dulled, her fine perception was blunted.The New Magdalen|Wilkie Collins
Crossbows and arrows will be used, but the weapons will be blunted.Saint George for England|G. A. Henty
The thought of raising the bid of five hundred gold to a thousand or more had bemused him, blunted his ordinary cunning.The Pagan Madonna|Harold MacGrath
Jenny thought the night was not as beautiful; Ridgeway, that the long ride had blunted his perceptions.Tales of the Argonauts|Bret Harte
For he had not been sated by many tales nor blunted by many books.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden