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
Notably, patients with blood and lymph node cancers may experience a blunted response to vaccines, along with patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy.Are the coronavirus vaccines safe for someone with cancer, dementia or MS?|Judith Graham|January 31, 2021|Washington Post
While some marketers will stick to blunt tactics like blocking ads from news sites entirely, many are turning to more nuanced strategies that also ensure their dollars support quality journalism.
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
“They will die,” Fugate responded with characteristic bluntness.Can FEMA Director Craig Fugate Save Us—and Obama—From Sandy?|Eli Lake|October 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That unsparing country bluntness—don't you think it's perfectly delightful?A Traveler from Altruria: Romance|William Dean Howells
She would do what she could to curb her father's uncompromising bluntness of speech, and would keep him off dangerous topics.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
"I'd like to take up that loan and save the rest of the year's interest, Deacon Rowley," stated Mayo, with sailorly bluntness.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
Sedgett took his bluntness as a matter to be endured for the honour of hob-a-nobbing with a gentleman.Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith
Dr. Johnson has recorded the long list of his infirmities with an almost chilling bluntness; but, alas!Obiter Dicta|Augustine Birrell