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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 blunt /ˈblʌnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Blunt a.
 1. Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp.
    The murderous knife was dull and blunt.   --Shak.
 2. Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; -- opposed to acute.
    His wits are not so blunt.   --Shak.
 3. Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.  “Hiding his bitter jests in blunt behavior.”  “A plain, blunt man.”
 4. Hard to impress or penetrate. [R.]
    I find my heart hardened and blunt to new impressions.   --Pope.
 Note:Blunt is much used in composition, as blunt-edged, blunt-sighted, blunt-spoken.
 Syn: -- Obtuse; dull; pointless; curt; short; coarse; rude; brusque; impolite; uncivil.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Blunt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Blunting.]
 1. To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.
 2. To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Blunt, n.
 1. A fencer's foil. [Obs.]
 2. A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.
 3. Money. [Cant]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt
      2: used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt
      3: 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" [syn: candid, forthright,
          frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank,
      4: devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the
         blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality
         of the deadline" [syn: crude(a), stark(a)]
      v 1: make less intense; "blunted emotions"
      2: make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
         [syn: numb, benumb, dull]
      3: make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's
         edge" [syn: dull] [ant: sharpen]
      4: make less sharp; "blunt the knives"
      5: make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor,
         force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her
         feelings"; "deaden a sound" [syn: deaden] [ant: enliven]