March 03, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
blunt /ˈblʌnt/ adjective
blunt
/ˈblʌnt/
adjective

blunter; bluntest

The scissors are blunt at the tip.
The scissors are blunt at the tip.
Learner's definition of BLUNT

[also more blunt; most blunt]

1 : having a thick edge or point : not sharp

  • scissors with blunt [=rounded] ends

  • He was hit over the head with a blunt instrument. [=an object without sharp edges or points]

2 : saying or expressing something in a very direct way that may upset some people

  • blunt language

  • a blunt statement

  • To be perfectly blunt, I find her annoying.

  • He was blunt about needing more privacy.

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