Meaning of BLUNT in English


I. ˈblənt adjective

Etymology: Middle English

Date: 13th century


a. : slow or deficient in feeling : insensitive

b. : obtuse in understanding or discernment : dull

2. : having an edge or point that is not sharp

a blunt instrument


a. : abrupt in speech or manner

b. : being straight to the point : direct

Synonyms: see dull , bluff

• blunt·ly adverb

• blunt·ness noun

II. verb

Date: 14th century

transitive verb

: to make less sharp, definite, or forceful

intransitive verb

: to become blunt

III. noun

Etymology: blunt a short, thick cigar, from blunt (I)

Date: 1990

: a cigar that has been hollowed out and filled with marijuana

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.