- 1. blunt, weaken
- usage: make less intense; "blunted emotions"
- 2. numb, benumb, blunt, dull, desensitize, desensitise
- usage: make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
- 3. dull, blunt, change, alter, modify
- usage: make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
- 4. blunt, change, alter, modify
- usage: make less sharp; "blunt the knives"
- 5. deaden, blunt, change, alter, modify
- usage: make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
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- 1. blunt, pointless (vs. pointed), unpointed
- usage: having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
- 2. blunt, dull (vs. sharp)
- usage: used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument"
- 3. blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder, direct (vs. indirect)
- usage: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; "blunt talking and straight shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them my candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a forthright approach to the problem"; "tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"; "it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"; "plainspoken and to the point"; "a point-blank accusation"
- 4. blunt, crude(prenominal), stark(prenominal), unconditional (vs. conditional), unconditioned
- usage: devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
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