- The definition of blunt is someone who speaks in a direct, often rude way or something with a dull edge or point.
An example of blunt is a man telling his wife she looks fat in the dress she's wearing.
- Blunt is defined as a slang word for a marijuana cigarette wrapped in a hollowed out cigar.
An example of blunt is the method many marijuana smokers use to smoke marijuana in the hip hop community.
- Blunt means to make something less effective or dull.
An example of blunt is sanding the point from a wooden stake.
A pencil with a blunt tip.
- slow to perceive, feel, or understand; dull
- having a dull edge or point; not sharp
- plain-spoken and abrupt
Origin of bluntMiddle English ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to make (an edge or point) dull
- to make dull or insensitive
- to make less effective
- Having a dull edge or end; not sharp.
- a. Abrupt and often disconcertingly frank in speech: “People [in the Western US] are blunt with one another, sometimes even cruel, believing honesty is stronger medicine than sympathy” (Gretel Ehrlich). See Synonyms at gruff.b. Stark; unadorned: “The blunt truth &ellipsis; is that he is devoid of political courage” (Jeff Jacoby).
- Slow to perceive, understand, or feel; dull or insensitive: “I felt blunt with shock when I heard the news” (Sallie Bingham).
verbblunt·ed, blunt·ing, blunts
- To dull the edge of (a knife, for example).
- To make less effective; weaken: blunting the criticism with a smile.
- A cigar whose interior has been hollowed out and filled with marijuana.
- A marijuana cigarette that has been rolled in a cigar's tobacco leaf wrapper instead of rolling paper.
Origin of bluntMiddle English. N., short for Phillies Blunt, a trademark for cigars of a type often used to make blunts.
(comparative blunter, superlative bluntest)
- Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; not sharp.
- Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; opposed to acute.
- Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.
- the blunt admission that he had never liked my company
- Hard to impress or penetrate.
- Slow or deficient in feeling: insensitive.
(third-person singular simple present blunts, present participle blunting, simple past and past participle blunted)
- To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.
- (figuratively) To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings.
Possibly from Old Norse blundra.