Blunt

Definition of Blunt

Pronunciation: blŭnt
a.1.Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp.
The murderous knife was dull and blunt.
- Shak.
2.Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; - opposed to acute.
His wits are not so blunt.
- Shak.
3.Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.
4.Hard to impress or penetrate.
I find my heart hardened and blunt to new impressions.
- Pope.
v. t.1.To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.
[imp. & p. p. Blunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Blunting.]
2.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.
n.1.A fencer's foil.
2.A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.
3.Money.

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