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blunt

adjective uk   /blʌnt/ us  

blunt adjective (NOT SHARP)

C2 describes a pencil, knife, etc. that is not sharp, and therefore not able to write, cut, etc. wellSharp and blunt

blunt adjective (RUDE)

C2 saying what you think without trying to be polite or considering other people's feelings: I'll be blunt - that last piece of work you did was terrible.Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly
bluntness
noun [U] uk   /ˈblʌnt.nəs/ us  
Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly

blunt

verb [T] uk   /blʌnt/ us  
to make something less sharpSharp and blunt to make a feeling less strong: My recent bad experience has rather blunted my enthusiasm for travel.Becoming and making less strong
(Definition of blunt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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