Meaning of BLUNT in English

BLUNT

transcription, транскрипция: [ blʌnt ]

( blunter, bluntest, blunts, blunting, blunted)

1.

If you are blunt , you say exactly what you think without trying to be polite.

She is blunt about her personal life...

She told the industry in blunt terms that such discrimination is totally unacceptable.

ADJ

• blunt‧ly

‘I don’t believe you!’ Jeanne said bluntly...

To put it bluntly, he became a pain.

ADV : ADV with v

• blunt‧ness

His bluntness got him into trouble.

N-UNCOUNT : oft poss N

2.

A blunt object has a rounded or flat end rather than a sharp one.

One of them had been struck 13 times over the head with a blunt object.

≠ pointed

ADJ : ADJ n

3.

A blunt knife or blade is no longer sharp and does not cut well.

≠ sharp

ADJ

4.

If something blunts an emotion, a feeling or a need, it weakens it.

The constant repetition of violence has blunted the human response to it...

VERB : V n

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