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bluntest


 
  Overview  of  adj  blunt 
 
  The  adj  blunt  has  4  senses  (first  3  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (1)  blunt  --  (having  a  broad  or  rounded  end  "thick  marks  made  by  a  blunt  pencil";  "a  blunt  instrument") 
  2.  (1)  blunt  --  (used  of  a  knife  or  other  blade;  not  sharp;  "a  blunt  instrument") 
  3.  (1)  blunt,  candid,  forthright,  frank,  free-spoken,  outspoken,  plainspoken,  point-blank  --  (characterized  by  disconcerting  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,  stark  --  (devoid  of  any  qualifications  or  disguise  or  adornment;  "the  blunt  truth";  "the  crude  facts";  "facing  the  stark  reality  of  the  deadline") 
 
  Antonyms  of  adj  blunt 
 
  4  senses  of  blunt 
 
  Sense  1 
  blunt 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  pointless)  ->  pointed 
 
  Sense  2 
  blunt 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  dull)  ->  sharp 
 
  Sense  3 
  blunt,  candid,  forthright,  frank,  free-spoken,  outspoken,  plainspoken,  point-blank 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  direct)  ->  indirect 
 
  Sense  4 
  blunt,  crude(postnominal),  stark(postnominal) 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  unconditional)  ->  conditional 
 
  Similarity  of  adj  blunt 
 
  4  senses  of  blunt 
 
  Sense  1 
  blunt 
  =>  pointless  (vs.  pointed),  unpointed 
 
  Sense  2 
  blunt 
  =>  dull  (vs.  sharp) 
 
  Sense  3 
  blunt,  candid,  forthright,  frank,  free-spoken,  outspoken,  plainspoken,  point-blank 
  =>  direct  (vs.  indirect) 
 
  Sense  4 
  blunt,  crude(postnominal),  stark(postnominal) 
  =>  unconditional  (vs.  conditional) 
 
  Attributes  of  adj  blunt 
 
 
  Familiarity  of  adj  blunt 
 
  blunt  used  as  an  adjective  is  uncommon  (polysemy  count  =  4) 
 
  Grep  of  adj  blunt 
  blunt 
  blunted 
 
  Overview  of  adj  blunt 
 
  The  adj  blunt  has  4  senses  (first  3  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (1)  blunt  --  (having  a  broad  or  rounded  end  "thick  marks  made  by  a  blunt  pencil";  "a  blunt  instrument") 
  2.  (1)  blunt  --  (used  of  a  knife  or  other  blade;  not  sharp;  "a  blunt  instrument") 
  3.  (1)  blunt,  candid,  forthright,  frank,  free-spoken,  outspoken,  plainspoken,  point-blank  --  (characterized  by  disconcerting  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,  stark  --  (devoid  of  any  qualifications  or  disguise  or  adornment;  "the  blunt  truth";  "the  crude  facts";  "facing  the  stark  reality  of  the  deadline")