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English definition of “blunt”


adjective (DIRECT IN SPEECH)   /blʌnt/
saying what you think without trying to be polite or caring about other people’s feelings: blunt criticism Blunt and outspoken, he often quarreled with fellow officials. bluntly    /ˈblʌnt·li/ adverb He is, to put it bluntly, a big bore.
(Definition of blunt adjective (DIRECT IN SPEECH) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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