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English definition of “point-blank”

point-blank

adverb [before noun], adjective (NOT POLITE)    /ˌpɔɪntˈblæŋk/
saying something very clearly in very few words, without trying to be polite or pleasant: He asked me to work at the weekend, but I refused point-blank.Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly
(Definition of point-blank adverbadjective (NOT POLITE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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