Meaning of “blunt” in the English Dictionary

"blunt" in British English

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bluntadjective

uk /blʌnt/ us /blʌnt/

bluntverb [ T ]

uk /blʌnt/ us /blʌnt/

to make something less sharp

to make a feeling less strong:

My recent bad experience has blunted my enthusiasm for travel.

(Definition of “blunt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blunt" in American English

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bluntadjective

us /blʌnt/

blunt adjective (DIRECT IN SPEECH)

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.

blunt adjective (NOT SHARP)

[ -er/-est only ] not having a sharp edge or point:

Use a blunt instrument to smash the ginger and onion into the garlic.
bluntly
adverb us /ˈblʌnt·li/

He is, to put it bluntly, a big bore.

bluntverb [ T ]

us /blʌnt/

blunt verb [ T ] (MAKE LESS STRONG)

to make something less strongly felt:

Eating between meals will blunt your appetite.

(Definition of “blunt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)