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
Gabriel Sterling, a Republican election official in Georgia, was more blunt.Democrats win control of U.S. Senate as Ossoff defeats Perdue|John Wagner, Brittany Shammas, Derek Hawkins, Cleve Wootson, Hannah Knowles|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Drawing on her experience at both giant corporations like Google and scrappy startups, Cate Sevilla’s new book is a blunt, charismatic, and witty guide to surviving the workplace, no matter how big or small it might be.10 of the best new books coming out in January 2021|Rachel King|January 1, 2021|Fortune
The blunt instrument of fiscal policy isn’t likely to keep everyone afloat for much longer.Bankers were the villains of the last recession. They can be heroes in this one|matthewheimer|December 11, 2020|Fortune
The audience laughed at the bluntness, and at the expectation that an answer could be had so easily.
Christie has “a lot of aspects that people really like, boldness, bluntness,” Vander Plaats said.
Thus he plays his weak hand with a bluntness that often backfires.
Sometimes her bluntness felt painful, but her lack of hypocrisy was inspiring.Mother’s Day 2013: Gloria Steinem, Erica Jong & Writers Thank Their Moms|Gloria Steinem, Erica Jong, Fay Weldon, Dalma Heyn, Joyce Maynard|May 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. envoy is direct for a diplomat, but she showed during the Libyan crisis that bluntness can be effective.U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s Blunt Style Unusual, But Effective on Libya|Eleanor Clift|January 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"He's pretty ill, dear," he said gently, and Julia found his smooth tenderness infinitely less bearable than Richie's bluntness.The Story Of Julia Page|Kathleen Norris
In his few years of campaigning he had lost his instinct of diplomacy, without acquiring a soldier's bluntness.Clarence|Bret Harte
And he proceeded to discuss the matter with a bluntness which disconcerted the Englishman.Froth|Armando Palacio Valds
Its exquisite irony mixed with its bluntness told all that was necessary to tell—and forecasted the inevitable fall.The Fight For The Republic in China|Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
The bluntness of the statement made The Phantom catch his breath.The Gray Phantom|Herman Landon