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 bluntingmatter-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 blunting
Contemporary Examples of blunting
But the report was attacked by Republicans, including now-Speaker John Boehner, blunting its impact.The Missed Warning Signs
January 10, 2011
Historical Examples of blunting
It results in a weakening of the will and a blunting of moral discernment.Society
Henry Kalloch Rowe
The young, have an edge which they are desirous of blunting; the old contrariwise.The Short Works of George Meredith
Did Mr. Blunting know if her papa had changed his intentions?Wenderholme
Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Is this not vitiating our feelings, blunting our desire for the better, our repugnance for the worse?Euphorion
But he must have suffered some terrible blight to his spirit—some blunting of his soul.The Call of the Canyon
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]