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blunt / blənt/ • adj. 1. (of a knife, pencil, etc.) having a worn-down edge or point; not sharp. 2. (of a person or remark) uncompromisingly forthright: he is as blunt as a kick in the shins. • v. make or become less sharp: [intr.] the edge may blunt very rapidly. ∎  [tr.] fig. weaken or reduce (something): their determination had been blunted. DERIVATIVES: blunt·ly adv. blunt·ness n.

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bluntaccount, amount, count, fount, miscount, mount, no-account, surmount •headcount • viscount • paramount •tantamount •don't, won't, wont •anoint, appoint, conjoint, joint, outpoint, point, point-to-point •standpoint •cashpoint, flashpoint •checkpoint • endpoint • breakpoint •needlepoint • midpoint • pinpoint •vantage point • knifepoint •strongpoint • viewpoint • gunpoint •counterpoint • punt •affront, blunt, brunt, bunt, confront, cunt, front, Granth, grunt, hunt, mahant, runt, shunt, stunt, up-front •exeunt • manhunt • headhunt •witch-hunt • seafront • beachfront •shopfront •forefront, storefront •waterfront

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blunt †dull, stupid XII; not physically sharp XIV; †rude, unrefined XV; abrupt of speech XVI. of uncert. orig.