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Blunt

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Definitions of Blunt

Pronunciation : Blunt
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [Cf. Prov. G. bludde a dull or blunt knife, Dan. blunde to sleep, Sw. & Icel. blunda; or perh. akin to E. blind.]
Definition : 1. Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp. The murderous knife was dull and blunt. Shak.

2. Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; -- opposed to acute. His wits are not so blunt. Shak.

3. Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech. "Hiding his bitter jests in blunt behavior." "A plain, blunt man." Shak.

4. Hard to impress or penetrate. [R.] I find my heart hardened and blunt to new impressions. Pope.

Note: Blunt is much used in composition, as blunt-edged, blunt- sighted, blunt-spoken.

Syn. -- Obtuse; dull; pointless; curt; short; coarse; rude; brusque; impolite; uncivil.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Blunt
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt. Shak.

2. To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings.

t. [imp. & p. p. Blunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Blunting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Blunt
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. A fencer's foil. [Obs.]

2. A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.

3. Money. [Cant] Beaconsfield.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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