(of a knife, pencil, etc.) having a worn-down edge or point; not sharp.
(of a person or remark) uncompromisingly forthright:
he is as blunt as a kick in the shins.
make or become less sharp:
the edge may blunt very rapidly.
∎ [tr.] fig.
weaken or reduce (something):
their determination had been blunted.
, amount, count, fount, miscount, mount, no-account, surmount
•headcount • viscount • paramount
, won't, wont
, appoint, conjoint, joint, outpoint, point, point-to-point
•checkpoint • endpoint • breakpoint
•needlepoint • midpoint • pinpoint
•vantage point • knifepoint
•strongpoint • viewpoint • gunpoint
•counterpoint • punt
, blunt, brunt, bunt, confront, cunt, front, Granth, grunt, hunt, mahant, runt, shunt, stunt, up-front
•exeunt • manhunt • headhunt
•witch-hunt • seafront • beachfront
†dull, stupid XII; not physically sharp XIV; †rude, unrefined XV; abrupt of speech XVI. of uncert. orig.