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 ?
The next day I met him again in the office of the Palace Hotel, and seeing him about to repeat the disagreeable performance of the day before, intercepted him in a doorway, with a friendly salutation, and bluntly requested an explanation of his altered manner.
Still regarding him sharply but not unsympathetically the man of science bluntly inquired:
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.
I can diagnose the case more bluntly if you wish," he retorted.
I have not yet been pained by finding any excessive talent in Middlemarch," said Lydgate, bluntly.
Dinner being ended, and the company retired into the garden, Mr Western, who was thoroughly convinced of the certainty of what his sister had told him, took Mr Allworthy aside, and very bluntly proposed a match between Sophia and young Mr Blifil.
Thus was I bluntly dismissed from the poop, only to find Mugridge sleeping soundly from the morphine I had given him.
You seem to have but little plunder,[*] stranger, for one who is far abroad," bluntly interrupted the emigrant, as if he had a reason for wishing to change the conversation.
Until I see reason to stop, or to turn ag'in," the emigrant bluntly answered, rising at the same time, and cutting short the dialogue by the suddenness of the movement.
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?
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.
You won't get it, Monty, so it's no use whining," Trent said bluntly.