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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of blunt

1150–1200; Middle English; perhaps akin to blind
1. See dull. 2. Blunt, bluff, brusque, curt characterize manners and speech. Blunt suggests lack of polish and of regard for the feelings of others: blunt and tactless. Bluff implies an unintentional roughness together with so much good-natured heartiness that others rarely take offense: a bluff sea captain. Brusque connotes sharpness and abruptness of speech or manner: a brusque denial. Curt applies especially to disconcertingly concise language: a curt reply. 3. See dull.
bluntly, adverbbluntness, nounun·blunt·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blunt (1 of 2)

blunt
/ (blʌnt) /

adjective

verb (tr)

to make less sharp
to diminish the sensitivity or perception of; make dull

noun

slang a cannabis cigarette
bluntly, adverbbluntness, noun
C12: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse blundr dozing, blunda to close one's eyes; see blunder, blind

British Dictionary definitions for blunt (2 of 2)

Blunt
/ (blʌnt) /

noun

Anthony . 1907–83, British art historian and Soviet spy
Wilfred Scawen . 1840–1922, British poet, traveller, and anti-imperialist
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