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.