Blunt synonyms

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Direct and without evasion; straightforward:
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To make or become dull
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Rather rounded in shape:
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Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.
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Brief, esp. to the point of rudeness; terse or brusque
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Having a broad, steep front:
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Harsh and throaty; hoarse
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Unposed and informal
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Honest, especially in an manner that seems slightly blunt; candid; not reserved or disguised.
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Proceeding without interruption in a straight course or line; not deviating or swerving:
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Speaking or spoken plainly or frankly
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Honest and frank:
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Not ceremonious; informal:
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(Archaic) Not well considered or carefully thought out; ill-advised:
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Not given thought; ill-considered; rash
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Having no tact; unaware or intentionally inconsiderate of someone else's feelings
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Not polite; ill-mannered; discourteous
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Characterized by violent motion; turbulent:
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Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
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Thick and hardened
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Impolite; lacking consideration for others
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(Bot.) Having a blunt point, as certain leaves
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Imperceptible; inappreciable:
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Not readily responsive to external influence or stimulation:
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Not exceptional; not worthy of special merit, attention, or interest; having no vitality
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Having lost life; dead.
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Sounded or spoken in an unvarying tone:
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Not sharp or pointed; blunt
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Having an end that is not sharp or tapered; having no point:
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Ill-mannered, discourteous, or insulting:
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Having or showing little or no emotion or sensitivity; unexcitable; impassive
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Used to express disparagement or exasperation:
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(Archaic) Uncivilized.
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Not pleasant or acceptable; unattractive.
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The characteristic of being blunt.
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The act or situation of being brusque; an abrupt or blunt quality.
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(Of an edge) bluntness.
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Dullness of mind; mental lethargy.
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To make (pain, for example) less intense or more bearable:
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To satisfy or appease (hunger or thirst, for example).
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To soundproof.
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To treat (a wall, floor, or ceiling) so as to keep sounds from going through; make soundproof
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Simple past tense and past participle of depress
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Thoroughly; absolutely.
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(Here) ends
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On or up against a flat surface; at full length.
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To make alterations to (land) to make it less polluted or more hospitable to wildlife.
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To subject to a narcotic; stupefy
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To make or become numb.
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Clearly or simply
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With a straight aim; directly:
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Simple past tense and past participle of round.
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To bring into a state of stupor; stun; make dull or lethargic
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(Intransitive) To become weaker.
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Succinct; concise:
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Outspoken and surly. Used especially of older people.
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Using only a few words; laconic
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To present in a specified direction by rotating or pivoting:
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To deaden the mind, will, or feelings of
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To take away the sensitivity of; make less sensitive
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Not carefully or skillfully made; rough:
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Bare, desolate, or unadorned:
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Candid in expression; outspoken.
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Frank; straightforward; blunt.
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Frank and forthright:
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Sluggish and obtuse of mind
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Not sharpened.
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Synonym Study

  • Gruff 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.
  • Curt suggests a terseness of expression that implies a lack of tact or courtesy a curt dismissal
  • Brusque implies apparent rudeness, as evidenced by abruptness of speech or behavior a brusque rejection
  • Bluff suggests a coarse heartiness of manner and a good nature that causes the candor to seem inoffensive a bluff old gardener
  • Blunt 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 98 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for blunt, like: forthright, dull, round, unpointed, brusque, curt, bluff, gruff, candid, frank and direct.