bluntness


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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:
Noun1.bluntness - the quality of being direct and outspoken; "the bluntness of a Yorkshireman"
inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness - the quality of failing to be considerate of others
2.bluntness - without sharpness or clearness of edge or point; "the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"
obtuseness - the quality of lacking a sharp edge or point
shape, configuration, conformation, contour, form - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes"

bluntness

noun frankness, forthrightness, openness, candour, truthfulness, plain speaking, outspokenness His bluntness got him into trouble.
Translations
صَراحَه، خُشونَه
neomalenosttupost
ligefremhedsløvhed
életlenségtompultság
tuposť
açık sözlülükdobra dobralıkkörleşme

bluntness

[ˈblʌntnɪs] N
1. [of blade etc] → falta f de filo, lo poco afilado
2. (= outspokenness) → franqueza f

bluntness

[ˈblʌntnɪs] n (= forthrightness) [person] → brusquerie f, franc parler m

bluntness

n
(of blade, needle)Stumpfheit f
(= outspokenness)Unverblümtheit f

bluntness

[ˈblʌntnɪs] n (fig) (of person) → brutale franchezza

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 ?
Not from you, it doesn't sound natural, and I like your old bluntness better.
These words, however, had not the inhospitable bluntness with which they may strike the reader; for the two relatives, in a talk before bedtime, had arrived at a certain degree of mutual understanding.
You'd change your mind," said Wilson, with irritated bluntness, "if you knew the entire scheme instead of only part of it.
There is an openness, a quickness, almost a bluntness in Mr.
Something of her natura l bluntness broke out in her man ner as she repeated the answer.
Thy language,'' answered Rowena, ``hath in its indifferent bluntness something which cannot be reconciled with the horrors it seems to express.
He was a noisy, boisterous, reckless lad, whose good-natured eye contradicted the bluntness and bullying tenor of his speech.
One day Philip, with the bluntness of his age, asked him if it was true he had been with Garibaldi.
You will pardon my bluntness, but our lives are all in jeopardy here, and when we get your father back something must be done to impress upon him the dangers to which he exposes you as well as himself by his absent-mindedness.
Then he recalled the coarseness and bluntness of her thoughts and the vulgarity of the expressions that were natural to her, though she had been brought up in the most aristocratic circles.
I had a man's bluntness of perception, and I was half maddened by suspense.
Their expression is generally grave, and even austere, and possesses much character: this may pass either for honest bluntness or fierce determination.