The word Blunt can be used as an adjective or a verb. As a verb it means to make something less pointed or make something less intense. As an adjective, it is used for something that is direct in manner or for a knife or blade that is not sharp.
It was first used around 1200 and has been derived from Middle English.
Meanings of Blunt
1. Having a cutting edge or point that is not sharp
2. Very frank or straightforward
3. To make something less sharp
Master’s Tip to Learn Blunt
Remember how when a knife loses its sharp edge, it becomes useless and needs to sharpened again. This means that the knife has become blunt.
Sentence examples for Blunt:
1. They tried to blunt their criticism by praising her energy and enthusiasm; this way, their blunts were not so upsetting.
2. He was hit on the head with a blunt instrument.