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Definition of Blunt

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

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Lao Tzu

You have to have a certain realism that government is a pretty blunt instrument, and without the constant attention of highly qualified people with the right metrics, it will fall into not doing things very well.
Bill Gates

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

Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.
Blaise Pascal

I have had a number of less-than-enviable moments in my life when dealing with other people. I won't attempt to blunt that by saying I am not the only one.
Henry Rollins
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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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