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American English: /blənt/
British English: /blʌnt/

Translation of blunt in Spanish:

adjective blunter, bluntest

  • 1 (not sharp)
    que no tiene punta
    mocho (esp Latin America)
    (knife/blade) (British)
    a blunt instrument
    un objeto contundente
    the act is a very blunt instrument for dealing with this problem
    la ley ataca el problema de manera muy burda
    Example sentences
    • Use a really sharp knife. A blunt knife will ‘bruise’ the onion and let more juices out, therefore more tears.
    • If you prod the meat with a blunt implement, you will discover cooked meat has a different feel to uncooked meat.
    • He was hit over the head with a blunt implement and was found unconscious, suffering from a fractured skull, minutes later lying on a grass verge.
    Example sentences
    • Until the 1840s, screws had a flat or blunt tip, which necessitated drilling a lead hole first in order to start the screw.
    • Sea otters have flat, blunt tails as well as webbed hind paws.
    • This is why spacecraft are designed with rounded noses and very blunt wings - characteristics that also increase the drag force.
  • 2 (straightforward)
    to be blunt, it won't work
    para serte franco or sincero, no creo que funcione
    she was very blunt about our shortcomings
    no tuvo pelos en la lengua para señalar nuestras deficiencias
    Example sentences
    • You are very blunt, candid and brutally honest.
    • Or will they say here's a plain spoken, direct, blunt guy who may make his way in politics.
    • I am blunt, straightforward, demanding of myself and others.

transitive verb

  • 1 (remove sharpness of)
    Example sentences
    • Her sharp cheekbones blunted themselves, and her nose was once again too narrow, the chin round and stubborn.
    • My next strategy has been to remain unshockable, to blunt whatever little swords my precious boy manages to pick up.
    • I oblige and take the knife whose blade Jake has been blunting.
  • 2 (make dull)
    Example sentences
    • It increases the number of calories the body burns each day, including calories from bodyfat, and it blunts hunger, thereby decreasing the amount of calories taken in.
    • Demoralized, the Italians began a hasty retreat, but not before blunting an attack by republican forces.
    • France acquired its own nuclear weapons and could assume that NATO would blunt an attack from the east even after US forces and bases had been removed from its territory.
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