Meaning of blunt

blunt

Pronunciation: (blunt), [key]
— adj., v., n. -er, -est,
—adj.
  1. having an obtuse, thick, or dull edge or point; rounded; not sharp: a blunt pencil.
  2. abrupt in address or manner: a blunt, ill-timed question.
  3. slow in perception or understanding; obtuse: His isolation has made him blunt about the feelings of others.
—v.t.
  1. to make blunt; hebetate: He blunted the knife by using it to cut linoleum.
  2. to weaken or impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility of: Wine first excites, then blunts the imagination.
—v.i.
  1. to become blunt.
—n.
  1. something blunt, as a small-game arrow, a short sewing needle, or a short, thick cigar.
  2. a cigar stuffed with marijuana.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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