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blunt



Pronunciation: (blunt), [key]
adj., -er, -est,
v., n.


adj.
1. having an obtuse, thick, or dull edge or point; rounded; not sharp: a blunt pencil.
2. abrupt in address or manner: a blunt, ill-timed question.
3. slow in perception or understanding; obtuse: His isolation has made him blunt about the feelings of others.

v.t.
1. to make blunt; hebetate: He blunted the knife by using it to cut linoleum.
2. to weaken or impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility of: Wine first excites, then blunts the imagination.

v.i.
to become blunt.

n.
1. something blunt, as a small-game arrow, a short sewing needle, or a short, thick cigar.
2. Slang.a cigar stuffed with marijuana.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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