HyperDic: blunt

English > 9 senses of the word blunt:
VERBchangebluntmake less intense
perceptionblunt, numb, benumb, dullmake numb or insensitive
contactblunt, dullmake dull or blunt
changebluntmake less sharp / sharp / sharp
changeblunt, deadenmake less lively, intense, or vigorous
ADJECTIVEallblunthaving a broad or rounded end
allbluntused of a knife or other blade
allblunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shouldercharacterized by directness in manner or speech
allblunt, crude, starkdevoid of any qualifications / qualifications or disguise or adornment
blunt > pronunciation
Soundsblah'nt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > blunt: 9 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving a broad or rounded end.
Example"thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
Broaderpointless, unpointednot having a point especially a sharp point
Spanishdesafilado
Catalanesmussat
Nounsbluntnesswithout sharpness or clearness of edge or point
English > blunt: 9 senses > adjective 2
MeaningUsed of a knife or other blade; not sharp.
Example"a blunt instrument"
Broaderdullnot having a sharp edge or point
Spanishdesafilado, romo
Nounsbluntnesswithout sharpness or clearness of edge or point
English > blunt: 9 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCharacterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion.
Examples
  • "blunt talking and straight shooting"
  • "a blunt New England farmer"
Synonymscandid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder
BroaderdirectStraightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
Spanishdirecto, firme, franco, sincero
Catalandirecte, franc, sincer
Nounsbluntnessthe quality of being direct and outspoken
Adverbsbluntlyin a blunt direct manner
English > blunt: 9 senses > adjective 4
MeaningDevoid of any qualifications / qualifications or disguise or adornment.
Example"the blunt truth"
Synonymscrude, stark
Broaderunconditional, unconditionednot conditional
English > blunt: 9 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake less intense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"blunted emotions"
Broaderweakenlessen the strength of
Spanisharromar, despuntar, embotar
Catalandespuntar, espuntar, romejar
English > blunt: 9 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningmake numb or insensitive.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsnumb, benumb, dull
Broaderdesensitize, desensitiseCause not to be sensitive
Spanishadormecer
Catalanadormir
English > blunt: 9 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningmake dull or blunt.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymdull
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositesharpenmake sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp or sharper / sharper / sharper / sharper
Spanisharromar, desafilar, deslucir, despuntar, embotarse, embotar
Catalandespuntar, esmussar-se, esmussar, espuntar, romejar
English > blunt: 9 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake less sharp / sharp / sharp.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"blunt the knives"
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanisharromar, despuntar, embotarse, embotar
Catalandespuntar, esmussar-se, esmussar, espuntar, romejar
English > blunt: 9 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningmake less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Terror blunted her feelings"
Synonymdeaden
Narrowerdampen, damp, soften, weaken, breaklessen in force or effect
obtundReduce the edge or violence of
petrifyCause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned / stunned
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositeenliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animatemake lively / lively
Spanishamortecer, amortiguar, embotar
Catalanamortir

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