Synonyms of blunt
1 frankDictionary • She is blunt about her personal life.
frank • They had a frank discussion about the issue.
forthright • He was known for his forthright manner.
explicit • songs containing explicit references to sexual activity
rude • He's rude to her friends.
outspoken • He was an outspoken critic of apartheid.
bluff • a man with a bluff exterior
downright • a simple, downright chap with no rhetorical airs about him
brusque • The doctors are brusque and busy.
plain-spoken • a plain-spoken man full of scorn for pomp and pretense
tactless • He had alienated many people with his tactless remarks.
impolite • It would be most impolite to refuse a simple invitation to supper.
discourteous • Staff are often discourteous and sometimes downright rude.
uncivil • The shock of being addressed in such an uncivil tone was too much.
straight from the shoulder
dullDictionary • Our appetite was blunted by the beer.
dull • They gave him morphine to dull the pain.
numb • The cold numbed my fingers.
dampen • Nothing seemed to dampen his enthusiasm.
deaden • He needs morphine to deaden the pain in his chest.
take the edge off
, put an edge on
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bluffIf you describe someone, usually a man, as bluff, you mean that they have a very direct way of speaking and behaving.
• a man with a bluff exterior
brusqueIf you describe a person or their behaviour as brusque, you mean that they deal with things, or say things, quickly and shortly, so that they seem to be rude.
• The doctors are brusque and busy.
dampenTo dampen something such as someone's enthusiasm or excitement means to make it less lively or intense.
• Nothing seemed to dampen his enthusiasm.
Thesaurus for blunt from the Collins English Thesaurus