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The bluntness of Lizzie's speech disconcerted him, and yet the simplicity of it reassured him.

The bluntness of this assertion rather staggered the prince.

"Madame, I have none," he answered with a bluntness not ill calculated.

There are times for tact and times for bluntness, and this was a time, Brent decided, for the latter.

If the man felt any perturbation at the bluntness of the question he did not show it.

"He does not look up to much," said Henry, with all a workman's bluntness.

We must not confound ignorance with torpor of spirit or bluntness of understanding.

She flouted him for his youth, his bluntness, his guileless transparency.

Ma foi, excuse my bluntness, but you are a fort beau garcon.

The notification of so early a departure, or else his bluntness, astonished her.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "stupidity," from blunt (adj.) + -ness. Meaning "rudeness" is from c.1600.

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