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Definition of Blunt


  1. Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp.
  2. Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; -- opposed to acute.
  3. Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.
  4. Hard to impress or penetrate.
  5. To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.
  6. To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings.
  7. A fencer's foil.
  8. A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.
  9. Money.

Blunt Quotations

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Chinua Achebe

Hip-hop is the streets. Hip-hop is a couple of elements that it comes from back in the days... that feel of music with urgency that speaks to you. It speaks to your livelihood and it's not compromised. It's blunt. It's raw, straight off the street - from the beat to the voice to the words.

About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.
Edsger Dijkstra

If I were to make public these tapes, containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects, the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect.
Richard M. Nixon

My cut is blunt and futuristic, and Nicki Minaj started wearing that bob on her head after she came to my show, so at the end of the day, I know what I do, and I know what I possess, and I know who I am. I'm a trendsetter. The biggest form of flattery is imitation, so I'm flattered.
Lil Mama
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Blunt Translations

blunt in Dutch is stomp, bot
blunt in German is abstumpfen, stumpf, stumpf, sehr deutlich
blunt in Italian is spuntato
blunt in Portuguese is sem corte
blunt in Spanish is obtuso, embotado
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