Alternative spelling of straight from the shoulder.
suggests bad temper and roughness of speech and manner, connoting, in addition, a harshness or throatiness in utterance a gruff sergeant See also syn. study at dull.
suggests a terseness of expression that implies a lack of tact or courtesy a curt dismissal
implies apparent rudeness, as evidenced by abruptness of speech or behavior a brusque rejection
suggests a coarse heartiness of manner and a good nature that causes the candor to seem inoffensive a bluff old gardener
implies a candor and tactlessness that show little regard for another's feelings "You're a fool," was his blunt reply
Find another word for blunt. In this page you can discover 100 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for blunt, like: curt, inconsiderate, gruff, dull, thoughtless, tactless, brusque, forthright, pointed, callous and discourteous.
Nicholas was a blunt soldier incapable of comprehending his brother's sentimental sympathy with liberalism.
Nor did success abroad now blunt the edge of domestic discontent.
The tail is extremely short and blunt.
It reflected without exaggeration or literary veneer the faith of the German burgher, his blunt good sense and honesty of purpose.
Among them may be mentioned the aperea or restless cavy (C. porcellus or C. aperea) of Brazil; the Bolivian C. boliviensis, found at great elevations in the Andes; the Brazilian rock-cavy (C. rupestris), characterized by its short blunt claws; and the Peruvian C. cutleri.