View definitions for point-blank


adjective as in at close range

adjective as in straightforward

adverb as in straightforwardly

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Example Sentences

I come back to the way the older man at the book fair asked his question so point-blank.

One worker was shot point blank in the chest, another in the shoulder.

Shakila had been shot point-blank in the face with a hunting gun, as the medical report says.

She shot her at point-blank range in the back of the head while out looking at flowers.

When asked point blank if he bought drugs in the past two years, the Toronto mayor paused, waited and eventually said “yes.”

Sir Edward Bruce is said to have decided the question by a point-blank refusal to retire.

Firing at point-blank range, struggling bayonet against bayonet, the small French force worked its way towards the defile.

She opened her eyes in such astonishment that he added point blank: No; I dont like the thought—just jealousy, thats all.

Algernon stood for a second, staring point-blank at her, unable to move or to speak.

When Newton returned on deck, he found that the corvette had gradually edged down until nearly within point-blank range.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to point-blank, such as: direct, close, and straight.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.