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bluntness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bluntness  \Blunt"ness\,  n. 
  1.  Want  of  edge  or  point;  dullness;  obtuseness;  want  of 
  sharpness. 
 
  The  multitude  of  elements  and  bluntness  of  angles. 
  --Holland. 
 
  2.  Abruptness  of  address;  rude  plainness.  ``Bluntness  of 
  speech.''  --Boyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bluntness 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  direct  and  outspoken;  "the  bluntness  of 
  a  Yorkshireman" 
  2:  without  sharpness  of  edge  or  point  [syn:  {dullness},  {dulness}] 
  [ant:  {asperity},  {sharpness}] 




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