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See definition of blunt on Dictionary.com
  • adj.not sharp
  • adj.straightforward
  • verbmake dull

synonyms for blunt

  • dull
  • dulled
  • round
  • rounded
  • edgeless
  • insensitive
  • obtuse
  • pointless
  • unsharpened
See also synonyms for: blunted / blunter / bluntly / bluntness / unblunted
  • brusque
  • candid
  • curt
  • explicit
  • forthright
  • matter-of-fact
  • outspoken
  • rude
  • trenchant
  • bluff
  • brief
  • frank
  • short
  • abrupt
  • crusty
  • discourteous
  • gruff
  • impolite
  • plain-spoken
  • snappy
  • snippy
  • tactless
  • unceremonious
  • uncivil
  • unpolished
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antonyms for blunt

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  • needled
  • pointed
  • polite
  • sharp
  • subtle
  • tactful
  • devious
  • kind
  • nice
  • polite
  • tactful
  • lengthy
  • long
  • needled
  • pointed
  • sharp
  • subtle
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How to use blunt in a sentence

A 2018 survey by the International Monetary Fund, cited by the Wall Street Journal, found government bankers are experimenting with the technology as a way to lower costs and to blunt the rise of private cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
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Washington’s inability to strike a deal on a new stimulus spending plan, market observers agree, has blunted the economic recovery.
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Ethically speaking, then, any respectful engagement with them calls for a recognition of that fact, not a blunt attempt at persuasion.
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Galloway, known well for blunt and opinionated commentary on the tech industry, says he grew concerned that Robinhood had become “casino-like” and gamified, encouraging newer investors to trade when they had little knowledge of the markets.
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They either blunt other economic activity or have too small of an overall impact to even measure.
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Winning, explains political scientist Marjorie Hershey, has a “fairly blunt, conservatizing effect on campaigners.”
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So if you start looking at people with risk factors — people with hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, so forth and so on — people with high levels of physical activity or cardiorespiratory fitness, their risk is markedly blunted.
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Presently his blunt ungainly head rose within ten feet of them.
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She shook her head—Gilbert was not at home, and her axe was so blunt that a body might ride to Rumford on it.
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Jess worked hard over the head, pushing the padding well into the blunt nose.
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WORDS RELATED TO BLUNT

  • blunt
  • brusque
  • crude
  • crusty
  • curt
  • direct
  • discourteous
  • gruff
  • impetuous
  • impolite
  • matter-of-fact
  • rough
  • short
  • snappy
  • snippy
  • uncivil
  • ungracious
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.