Textual thesaurus for "blunt"

(adj) stark, crude

devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

the blunt truth; the crude facts; facing the stark reality of the deadline

(adj) candid, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder, outspoken, forthright, frank, free-spoken

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

(verb) deaden

make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

Terror blunted her feelings; deaden a sound

(verb) dull

make dull or blunt

Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge

(verb) dull, benumb, numb

make numb or insensitive

The shock numbed her senses