(noun, adjective, verb)


1. having a broad or rounded end

- thick marks made by a blunt pencil

Similar word(s): pointless, unpointed

2. used of a knife or other blade; not sharp

- a blunt instrument

Similar word(s): dull

3. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

- blunt talking and straight shooting

- a blunt New England farmer

Similar word(s): direct, candid, forthright, frank, outspoken, plainspoken

4. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

- the blunt truth

Similar word(s): unconditional, unconditioned, crude, stark

Sentences with blunt as an adjective:

- the blunt admission that he had never liked my company


1. A fencer's practice foil with a soft tip.

2. A short needle with a strong point.

3. (smoking) A marijuana cigar.

4. (Britain, slang, archaic, uncountable) money

5. A playboating move resembling a cartwheel performed on a wave.


1. make less intense

- blunted emotions

Definition categories: change, weaken

2. make numb or insensitive

Similar word(s): benumb, dull, numb

Definition categories: perception, desensitise, desensitize

3. make dull or blunt

Similar word(s): dull

Definition categories: contact, alter, change, modify

4. make less sharp

- blunt the knives

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

5. make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

- Terror blunted her feelings

Similar word(s): deaden

Definition categories: change, alter, modify