What does Blunt mean?

Blunt meaning in General Dictionary

A fencers foil

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  • To dull the advantage or point of by making it thicker which will make blunt
  • Having a dense advantage or point as an instrument dull not razor-sharp
  • having a diverse or rounded end
  • made use of of a knife or other knife; not razor-sharp
  • described as directness in way or address; without subtlety or evasion
  • devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
  • make dull or dull
  • make numb or insensitive
  • make less intense
  • make less sharp
  • make less vibrant, intense, or strenuous; damage in vigor, power, activity, or sensation
  • Having a thick advantage or point, as a guitar; dull; not razor-sharp.
  • Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; -- opposed to acute.
  • Abrupt in target; basic; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; harsh in manners or speech.
  • Hard to wow or penetrate.
  • To dull the advantage or point of, by simply making it thicker; to make blunt.
  • To repress or deteriorate, as any appetite, need, or power of the head; to impair the power, keenness, or susceptibility, of; because, to blunt the thoughts.
  • A fencer's foil.
  • a quick needle with a strong point. See Needle.
  • cash.

Blunt meaning in Names Dictionary

'King Henry IV, Component 1' Sir Walter Blunt. 'King Henry IV, Part 2' the King's celebration.
Name Origin: Shakespearean
Name Gender: Male


Blunt meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, "dull, obtuse," perhaps from or regarding Old Norse blundra (see blunder (v.)). Of tools or weapons, late 14c. Meaning "abrupt of message or fashion" is from 1580s.

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  • belated 14c., from dull (adj.). Relevant: Blunted; blunting.
  • road slang for "marijuana and tobacco cigar" (much easier to pass around, much easier to disguise, plus the stimulant into the cigarette improves the large from the pot) appeared c.1993, but is believed to have originated among Jamaicans in New York City in the early 1980s; from Phillies Blunt brand cigars; see dull (adj.), which has been utilized of certain cigars since 19c.people say that Phillies Blunt brand creates less harsh-tasting or sweeter smoke. The leaf wrapper of a Phillies Blunt is strong enough to hold together through manipulations of making a blunt. Other companies fall apart. [http://nepenthes.lycaeum.org/Drugs/THC/Smoke/blunts.html]

Blunt - German to English

blunt [sl.]


Blunt meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Having a thick side or point, as an instrument; lifeless; maybe not sharp.

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  • (a.) Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; -- in opposition to acute.
  • (a.) Abrupt in target; plain; unceremonious; desiring the types of civility; harsh in manners or message.
  • (a.) Hard to wow or penetrate.
  • (v. t.) To dull the edge or point of, by simply making it thicker; to help make blunt.
  • (v. t.) To repress or damage, as any desire for food, desire, or energy associated with mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the thoughts.
  • (letter.) A fencer's foil.
  • (n.) cash.

Sentence Examples with the word Blunt

JOHN JAMES BLUNT (1794-1855), English divine, was born at Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, and educated at St John's College, Cambridge, where he took his degree as fifteenth wrangler and obtained a fellowship (1816).

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