adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)
- 1.1 (not sharp) [pencil] desafilado, que no tiene punta, mocho (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) ; [tip/edge] romo; [knife/blade] (British English/inglés británico) desafilado 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 burdaMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (straightforward) [person/manner] directo, franco; [refusal] rotundo, categórico 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
- 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.
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- 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.
- 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/verbo transitivo
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