Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bluntly”

See all translations

bluntly

adverb uk   /ˈblʌnt.li/ us  
If you speak bluntly, you speak without trying to be polite or considering other people's feelings: She told me bluntly that I should lose weight. To put it bluntly, I can't afford it.
Translations of “bluntly”
in Korean 직설적으로…
in Arabic بِتَبَلُّد…
in Portuguese asperamente, abruptamente, rispidamente…
in Catalan francament, sense embuts…
in Japanese 歯に衣着せず, ずばりと…
in Italian brutalmente, bruscamente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直言不諱…
in Russian резко…
in Turkish pervasızca, açıkça, dobra dobra…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直言不讳…
in Polish prosto z mostu, bez ogródek…
(Definition of bluntly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bluntly?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bluntly” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

justice

fairness in the way people are dealt with

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

flower beard noun

January 19, 2015
a beard adorned with flowers And some of said beard-rockers are even turning it up a notch, painting trend on top of trend with what’s come to be known as ‘the flower beard.’

Read More