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blunt

adjective uk   us   /blʌnt/

blunt adjective (NOT SHARP)

C2 A blunt pencil, knife, etc. is not sharp and therefore not able to write, cut, etc. well.

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.
bluntness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈblʌnt.nəs/

blunt

verb [T] uk   us   /blʌnt/
to make something less sharp to make a feeling less strong: My recent bad experience has blunted my enthusiasm for travel.
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