1(Of a shot) fired from very close to its target: [as adjective]: the bullet, fired at point-blank range, hit him in the middle of the back [as adverb]: Waxman fired the pistol point-blank at Clyde
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- The troubles in Limerick city continue with the point-blank shooting of a 30-year-old in Moyross by two masked gunmen.
- In the presence of the German military attaché, one of these CHEKA officials fired five shots almost point-blank at the ambassador.
- Switching to its cannon, Stephanie attempted to deliver a point-blank shot, which would be within the MW field's range.
1.1(Of a statement or question) direct and without explanation or qualification: [as adverb]: he refuses point-blank to be photographed or give interviews
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- If Mother couldn't open up to Christina, especially in the face of a point-blank question, she couldn't open up to anyone.
- Even if it's yes, given that I am asked such a point-blank question at a volume audible to the other colleagues, I have to keep up the straight face, put on the steady voice, maintain the poise and give a negative answer.
- During our interview, Tory rode the middle on most issues, qualifying his policy statements with casualness and indifference when questioned point-blank.
bluntly, directly, straight, straightforwardly, frankly, candidly, forthrightly, openly, explicitly, unequivocally, unambiguously, unmistakably, plainly, clearly, flatly, positively, certainly, decisively, categorically, outright
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