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blunt

 (blŭnt)
adj. blunt·er, blunt·est
1. Having a dull edge or end; not sharp.
2.
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 ... is that he is devoid of political courage" (Jeff Jacoby).
3. Slow to perceive, understand, or feel; dull or insensitive: "I felt blunt with shock when I heard the news" (Sallie Bingham).
v. blunt·ed, blunt·ing, blunts
v.tr.
1. To dull the edge of (a knife, for example).
2. To make less effective; weaken: blunting the criticism with a smile.
v.intr.
To become blunt: When the scraper blade blunts, you will have to replace it.
n.
1. A cigar whose interior has been hollowed out and filled with marijuana.
2. A marijuana cigarette that has been rolled in a cigar's tobacco leaf wrapper instead of rolling paper.

[Middle English. N., short for Phillies Blunt, a trademark for cigars of a type often used to make blunts.]

blunt′ly adv.
blunt′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blunted - made dull or blunt
dull - not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use"
References in classic literature ?
Then, with the maul, after repeatedly smiting the upper end of this iron rod, he placed the blunted needle endwise on the top of it, and less strongly hammered that, several times, the mate still holding the rod as before.
Tom had been lying two days since the fatal night, not suffering, for every nerve of suffering was blunted and destroyed.
One needs but to hear an aristocrat speak of the classes that are below him to recognize -- and in but indifferently modified measure -- the very air and tone of the actual slaveholder; and behind these are the slaveholder's spirit, the slaveholder's blunted feel- ing.
Ravenous, and now very faint, I devoured a spoonful or two of my portion without thinking of its taste; but the first edge of hunger blunted, I perceived I had got in hand a nauseous mess; burnt porridge is almost as bad as rotten potatoes; famine itself soon sickens over it.
A weary patience of expectation was all she felt now -- the poignant torment of thought was dulled and blunted at last.
and Miss Murdstone in it, everywhere: a monstrous load that I was obliged to bear, a daymare that there was no possibility of breaking in, a weight that brooded on my wits, and blunted them!
The physician held up his head as he spoke, in protest against any assumption that his sympathies had been blunted by his profession.
His hide is so hard that a musket fired close to him can only make a slight impression, and the best tempered lances pushed forcibly against him are either blunted or shivered, unless the assailant has the skill to make his thrust at certain parts which are more tender.