What does bluntness mean?

bluntness meaning in General Dictionary

Want of side or point dullness obtuseness not enough sharpness

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  • the quality of being direct and outspoken
  • without sharpness or clearness of edge or point
  • Want of side or point; dullness; obtuseness; want of sharpness.
  • Abruptness of address; rude plainness.

bluntness meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 15c., "stupidity," from blunt (adj.) + -ness. Meaning "rudeness" is from c.1600.


bluntness meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) desire of edge or point; dullness; obtuseness; want of sharpness.

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  • (n.) Abruptness of address; rude plainness.

Sentence Examples with the word bluntness

She lacked Jake's golden tongue, and her bluntness had gotten her in trouble more than once.

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