- 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.
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- slow to perceive, feel, or understand; dull
- having a dull edge or point; not sharp
- plain-spoken and abrupt
Origin: Middle English ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to make (an edge or point) dull
- to make dull or insensitive
- to make less effective
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adjective blunt·er, blunt·est
- Having a dull edge or end; not sharp.
- Abrupt and often disconcertingly frank in speech: “Onscreen, John Wayne was a blunt talker and straight shooter” (Time). See Synonyms at gruff.
- Slow to understand or perceive; dull.
- Lacking in feeling; insensitive.
- To dull the edge of.
- To make less effective; weaken: blunting the criticism with a smile.
Origin: Middle English.
- bluntˈly adverb
- bluntˈness noun