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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a blunt manner; without delicacy, or the usual forms of civility.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a blunt manner; coarsely; plainly; abruptly; without delicacy, or the usual forms of civility.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Stupidly.
  • Without sharpness or tenuity; obtusely: as, bluntly serrate.
  • In a blunt manner; abruptly; without delicacy, or the usual forms of civility; in an abrupt, offhand, or curt manner; without circumlocution: as, to tell a man something bluntly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a blunt direct manner

Etymologies

blunt +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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