Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being blunt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Want of edge or point; dullness; obtuseness; lack of sharpness.
  • noun Abruptness of address; rude plainness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The characteristic of being blunt.

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

  • noun without sharpness or clearness of edge or point
  • noun the quality of being direct and outspoken

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • To a player, Walz's bluntness is a key motivational tool for a team with six freshmen on the roster — two in the starting lineup — that he likens to the Bad News Bears.

    Honesty Walz's best policy as Louisville coach tells it like it is

  • To a player, Walz's bluntness is a key motivational tool for a team with ...

    Women's College Basketball News: Stories, Polls, Team Indexes & Stats

  • That sort of bluntness is odd, a seemingly unnecessary provocation that can do nothing but rally and unify Republicans – particularly those who have forgotten that there are policy issues beyond immigration.

    Stromata Blog:

  • That sort of bluntness is odd, a seemingly unnecessary provocation that can do nothing but rally and unify Republicans – particularly those who have forgotten that there are policy issues beyond immigration.

    A Dagger in the Wind

  • Such bluntness is uncomfortable, but we must face reality if we want to appraise the future.

    The Future of the Empire

  • They have a feeling that rude bluntness is a great deal more manly than good manners.

    A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding

  • Mc Cain is clearly not ready to debate and his bluntness is a mediocre disquise for his lack of knowledge.

    Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 9/24/08

  • There is an extraordinary charm in his bluntness, which is that only of a nobleman arising from a contempt of overstrained courtesy; and combined with easy placability where goodness of heart is apparent.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • There is an extraordinary charm, in his bluntness, which is that only of a nobleman, arising from a contempt of overstrained courtesy, and combined with easy placability where goodness of heart is apparent.

    Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher

  • But in calling their bluntness "molto aggressivo," we offended their fragile male egos and decided to run as fast as our heels could take us to the nearest bus stop.

    The Temple News

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.