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
Examples from the Web for bluntly
Contemporary Examples of bluntly
His vibe was icy as he bluntly remarked, “What are you doing here?”When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
Bluntly stated, Burns failed to tell us what that generation fought for.Ken Burns’s ‘Roosevelts’ Fine But Flawed
Harvey J. Kaye
September 14, 2014
“It crossed my mind, when I bring someone to a meeting I destroy his life,” his handler, Ben Yitzhak, says bluntly in the film.When the Son of Hamas Spied for Israel
August 5, 2014
Or, as she says bluntly, “You must start the marriage immediately.”How Gay Marriage Was Won: Prop 8’s Destruction Captured In HBO Movie
June 6, 2014
As the current state party chair Jim Brulte said bluntly, Republicans “have to leave their comfort zone.”The GOP’s Long, Hard Road in California
May 8, 2014
Historical Examples of bluntly
But what was it that Evelyn had required of Mary and that Mary had bluntly refused to do?Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
"He wants to talk with you about a mortgage," I said bluntly.The Bacillus of Beauty
"You won it over Diablo in the Brooklyn Handicap," he answered, bluntly.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
And she saw him again, too, as he had been the night he had so bluntly told her of his passion for Rose.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
"When you get ready to go home, you can come to the store," he said bluntly.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
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]