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synonyms for pointblank

  • blunt
  • candid
  • forthright
  • strident
  • vocal
  • abrupt
  • artless
  • calling spade a spade
  • direct
  • frank
  • free
  • laying it on the line
  • open
  • plain
  • plain-spoken
  • point-blank
  • round
  • square
  • straightforward
  • talking turkey
  • unceremonious
  • unequivocal
  • unreticent
  • up front
  • decent
  • good
  • straightforward
  • frank
  • moral
  • plain
  • summary
  • upright
  • aboveboard
  • accurate
  • authentic
  • bald
  • blunt
  • candid
  • categorical
  • equitable
  • fair and square
  • forthright
  • honorable
  • just
  • law-abiding
  • outright
  • point-blank
  • reliable
  • respectable
  • trustworthy
  • unqualified
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antonyms for pointblank

MOST RELEVANT
  • devious
  • cautious
  • diplomatic
  • introverted
  • reserved
  • retiring
  • shy
  • tactful
  • indirectly
  • off
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How to use pointblank in a sentence

The other fired pointblank, and by the way Cousin fell I knew his object in wearing the scarlet jacket was attained.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
The pasha, goaded to madness by Jack's words and defiant manner, drew his pistol and discharged it pointblank at our hero.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
The weapon raised for a chopping, pointblank shot, dropped over his shoulder.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
Nancy was quite beside herself with agony, or she would never have snatched up the gun and held it pointblank at his back.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
Now I ask you pointblank, did you or did you not meddle with my papers?
MARJORIE DEAN, HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORPAULINE LESTER
The lieutenant, seeing a figure in the darkness before him, shot at it pointblank with his pistol.
NED, BOB AND JERRY ON THE FIRING LINECLARENCE YOUNG
I thought it would be best not to resort to any circumlocution in answering so pointblank a summons, but to be entirely frank.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, VOL. XXXI, SEPTEMBER 1908, NO. 5VARIOUS
Even Fanny winced at the pointblank denunciation of a young man, who was himself polite to everybody.
THE WOMAN-HATERCHARLES READE
In fact, she and Biddy refused pointblank at first when Anthony and I suggested the change.
IT HAPPENED IN EGYPTC. N. WILLIAMSON
One shadow stood out more distinctly than the others, and he unslung his rifle and fired pointblank at it.
IN THE BROODING WILDRIDGWELL CULLUM
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