bluntly


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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:
Adv.1.bluntly - in a blunt direct manner; "he spoke bluntly"; "he stated his opinion flat-out"; "he was criticized roundly"
Translations
بِصَراحَه، بِخُشونَه
bez obaluneomaleně
kontantligefremt
harkalega
bez obalu
odkrito

bluntly

[ˈblʌntlɪ] ADV [speak] → francamente, directamente

bluntly

[ˈblʌntli] adv [say, ask, tell] → carrément, sans prendre de gants

bluntly

adv speakfreiheraus, geradeheraus; he told us quite bluntly what he thoughter sagte uns ganz unverblümt seine Meinung

bluntly

[ˈblʌntlɪ] adv (speak) → senza mezzi termini

blunt

(blant) adjective
1. (of objects) having no point or sharp edge. a blunt knife.
2. (of people) (sometimes unpleasantly) straightforward or frank in speech. She was very blunt, and said that she did not like him.
verb
to make less sharp. This knife has been blunted by years of use.
ˈbluntly adverb
ˈbluntness noun
References in classic literature ?
Pausing to turn a page, the lad saw her looking and, with boyish good nature offered half his paper, saying bluntly, "want to read it?
From the crowd someone had run to the office of Doctor Parcival who had bluntly refused to go down out of his office to the dead child.
Why," said Miss Ophelia, bluntly, "I suppose you think your servants are human creatures, and ought to have some rest when they are tired.
As bluntly as he could speak it, therefore, he told me that Marianne Dashwood was dying of a putrid fever at Cleveland--a letter that morning received from Mrs.
John no one thwarted, much less punished; though he twisted the necks of the pigeons, killed the little pea-chicks, set the dogs at the sheep, stripped the hothouse vines of their fruit, and broke the buds off the choicest plants in the conservatory: he called his mother "old girl," too; sometimes reviled her for her dark skin, similar to his own; bluntly disregarded her wishes; not unfrequently tore and spoiled her silk attire; and he was still "her own darling.
Vanstone by telling him bluntly that the document was waste paper in the eye of the law.
He thought bluntly that there was naught to be ashamed of, yet smilingly handed her his tattered long cloak, which she blushingly put on, and forthwith recovered her spirits directly.
said Ernest, bluntly, 'I see little or no likeness.
But there was the danger of his breaking through my defense bluntly.
I must say that I am rather disappointed in our London consultant," said Colonel Ross, bluntly, as my friend left the room.
She did not help him, and he could only blurt out bluntly.
She held herself as erect, told everyone her opinion as candidly, loudly, and bluntly as ever, and her whole bearing seemed a reproach to others for any weakness, passion, or temptation- the possibility of which she did not admit.