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  1. [verb] make less intense; "blunted emotions"

  2. [verb] make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
    Synonyms: numb, benumb, dull

  3. [verb] make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
    Synonyms: dull

  4. [verb] make less sharp; "blunt the knives"

  5. [verb] make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
    Synonyms: deaden

  6. [adjective] having a broad or rounded end; "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"

  7. [adjective] used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument"

  8. [adjective] 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
    Synonyms: candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder

  9. [adjective] devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
    Synonyms: crude, stark


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