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Overview of verb blunt

The verb blunt has 5 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) blunt

(make less intense; "blunted emotions")

2. numb, benumb, blunt, dull

(make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses")

3. dull, blunt

(make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge")

4. blunt

(make less sharp; "blunt the knives")

5. deaden, blunt

(make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound")


Overview of adj blunt

The adj blunt has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (1) blunt

(having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil")

2. (1) blunt

(used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument")

3. (1) blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder

(characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; "blunt talking and straight shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them my candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a forthright approach to the problem"; "tell me what you think

4. blunt, crude, stark

(devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline")

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