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bluntly

[ bluhnt-lee ]
/ ˈblʌnt li /
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adverb
starkly and directly, with no attempt to be tactful or diplomatic: I always had a tendency to act in ways that are politically unwise—to bluntly say what I consider the truth.To put it bluntly, that is a very poor piece of policy-making.
in a way that involves no subtlety or discernment: It was one of those things that's so bluntly obvious, none of them really had to say anything about it.The three-strikes law has been applied too broadly, too bluntly, with some people serving life sentences for relatively minor crimes.
without any sharp points or edges: It has downy leaves and stems and small white flowers blooming in June, followed by bluntly triangular seedpods.
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