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Synonyms for bluntblʌnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blunt(adj)

    having a broad or rounded end

    Synonyms:
    free-spoken, stark(a), outspoken, crude(a), point-blank, candid, forthright, plainspoken, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank

    Antonyms:
    conditional, sharp, indirect, pointed

  2. blunt(adj)

    used of a knife or other blade; not sharp

    Synonyms:
    free-spoken, stark(a), outspoken, crude(a), point-blank, candid, forthright, plainspoken, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank

    Antonyms:
    indirect, pointed, sharp, conditional

  3. blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    free-spoken, stark(a), outspoken, crude(a), open, point-blank, candid, forthright, plainspoken, blunt, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank, vocal, heart-to-heart

    Antonyms:
    indirect, pointed, sharp, conditional

  4. blunt, crude(a), stark(a)(verb)

    devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

    Antonyms:
    pointed, indirect, conditional, sharp

  5. blunt(verb)

    make less intense

    Synonyms:
    numb, deaden, benumb, dull

    Antonyms:
    conditional, pointed, indirect, sharp

  6. numb, benumb, blunt, dull(verb)

    make numb or insensitive

    Synonyms:
    benumb, tone down, mute, dull, deaden, numb, blunt, pall, damp, muffle, dampen

    Antonyms:
    conditional, sharp, pointed, indirect

  7. dull, blunt(verb)

    make dull or blunt

    Synonyms:
    benumb, blunt, tone down, mute, dull, deaden, numb, pall, damp, muffle, dampen

    Antonyms:
    indirect, conditional, pointed, sharp

  8. blunt(verb)

    make less sharp

    Synonyms:
    numb, deaden, benumb, dull

    Antonyms:
    conditional, indirect, sharp, pointed

  9. deaden, blunt(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    benumb, dull, deaden, numb, blunt, girdle, damp, dampen

    Antonyms:
    conditional, sharp, pointed, indirect

Wiktionary

  1. blunt(noun)

    Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; not sharp.

    Synonyms:
    coarse, pointless, dull

  2. blunt(noun)

    Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; opposed to acute.

    Synonyms:
    stupid, obtuse

  3. blunt(adjective)

    Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.

    Synonyms:
    short, impolite, harsh, curt, brusque, uncivil, rude

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. blunt

    Bluff is a word of good meaning, as are frank and open. The bluff man talks and laughs loudly and freely, says and does whatever he pleases with fearless good nature, and with no thought of annoying or giving pain to others. The blunt man says things which he is perfectly aware are disagreeable, either from a defiant indifference to others' feelings, or from the pleasure of tormenting.

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, bluff, blustering, bold, brusk, coarse, discourteous, frank, impolite, inconsiderate, open, plain-spoken, rough, rude, uncivil, unmannerly

    Antonyms:
    bland, courteous, genial, polished, polite, refined, reserved, urbane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. blunt(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dull, obtuse, pointless, edgeless

  2. blunt(a.)

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, bluff, gruff, rough, rude, ungentle, uncivil, ungracious, bearish, discourteous, uncourteous, impolite, BRUSQUE, not gentle

  3. blunt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    dull, make dull

  4. blunt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    benumb, paralyze, deaden, stupefy, obtund, hebetate; make insensible, callous, or obtuse

  5. blunt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    moderate, allay, assuage, mitigate, quiet, alleviate, soften

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List of paraphrases:

blount, brutal, dull, bot


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