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adj. blunt·er, blunt·est
1. 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 ... 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
1. To dull the edge of (a knife, for example).
2. To make less effective; weaken: blunting the criticism with a smile.
To become blunt: When the scraper blade blunts, you will have to replace it.
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.
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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"
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The scientists contend also that stretching around blunted microcracks eventually stiffens the material to the point that it can't deform any more, leading to the massive breaking of chemical bonds that sums into ordinary fractures (SN: 1/4/03, p.