Meaning of point-blank

point-blank

Pronunciation: (point'blangk'), [key]
— adj.
  1. aimed or fired straight at the mark esp. from close range; direct.
  2. straightforward, plain, or explicit: a point-blank denial.
—adv.
  1. with a direct aim; directly; straight.
  2. bluntly; frankly: She told him point-blank that he was not welcome.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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