Synonyms of blunt in English:



  • 1 a blunt knife
    not sharp, unsharpened, dull, dulled, worn (down), edgeless
    [Antonyms] sharp
  • 2 the scale is broad with a blunt tip
    rounded, flat, thick, obtuse, stubby, stubbed, unpointed
    [Antonyms] pointed
  • 3 he had a blunt message for the audience
    straightforward, frank, plain-spoken, candid, direct, bluff, to the point, forthright, unequivocal, point-blank, unceremonious, undiplomatic, indelicate;
    brusque, abrupt, curt, short, sharp, terse, crisp, gruff, bald, brutal, harsh, caustic;
    stark, bare, simple, unadorned, unembellished, undisguised, unvarnished, unqualified, pulling no punches, hard-hitting, outspoken, speaking one's mind, not mincing one's words, not beating about the bush, calling a spade a spade
    [Antonyms] subtle, tactful
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  • 1 ebony blunts tools very rapidly
    make less sharp, make blunt, make dull
    [Antonyms] sharpen, hone
  • 2 age hasn't blunted my passion for the good things in life
    calm, cool, temper, muffle, impair, allay, abate;
    tone down, dilute, sap, water down, thin, reduce, moderate;
    diminish, decrease, lessen, deplete
    [Antonyms] intensify, sharpen
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    blunt, candid, forthright, frank, outspoken
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