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Men on the other hand are blunt instruments. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There followed a blunt assessment at half-time. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Of course, the trouble with fiscal stimulus is that it is a blunt instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a blunt assessment. Times, Sunday Times (2017)ETFs are, to a certain extent, blunt instruments. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With as many blunt objects as you like. The Sun (2013)Teams without an edge can only blunt opposition. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then it struck me with the force of a blunt instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The exacting standards and the blunt warnings of the challenges appear not to deter the participants. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Experiment with both a sharp and blunt pencil to give a realistic finish. The Sun (2012)Rarely has his message been as blunt. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Ones containing liquorice or fennel can naturally blunt your appetite. The Sun (2009)She had been struck over the head with a blunt object. The Sun (2016)Our preoccupation with class and social etiquette had blunted our competitive edge. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was likely that the initial injury was the blunt trauma to the side of the neck after the rugby tackle. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Both were admirably blunt and direct. The Sun (2006)Some of her ideas are archaic and she is blunt to the point of rudeness, certainly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the outside world, leaders continually face blunt assessment. Christianity Today (2000)The blunt warning came as business leaders blasted the Coalition for failing to boost growth. The Sun (2012)He was a likeable chap, but as blunt and direct a character as you could wish to meet. Jan Fennell FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)It was a blunt pain. The Sun (2014)Modern hair colour is not just safe, it's also much less of a blunt instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'blunt'

British English: blunt /blʌnt/ ADJECTIVE
person If you are blunt, you say exactly what you think without trying to be polite.
His blunt answer surprised them.
  • American English: blunt
  • Arabic: خَشِن
  • Brazilian Portuguese: franco faca
  • Chinese: 钝的
  • Croatian: izravan
  • Czech: upřímný drze
  • Danish: ligefrem
  • Dutch: bot
  • European Spanish: directo
  • Finnish: tylsä terä yms.
  • French: émoussé
  • German: unverblümt
  • Greek: αμβλύς
  • Italian: diretto
  • Japanese: 鈍い
  • Korean: 무딘
  • Norwegian: brysk
  • Polish: stępiony
  • European Portuguese: franco
  • Romanian: direct
  • Russian: резкий
  • Spanish: romo
  • Swedish: slö
  • Thai: ทื่อ
  • Turkish: dobra bıçak/makas
  • Ukrainian: тупий
  • Vietnamese: thẳng thừng
British English: blunt VERB
If something blunts an emotion, a feeling or a need, it weakens it.
The constant repetition of violence has blunted the human response to it.
  • American English: blunt
  • Brazilian Portuguese: embotar
  • Chinese: 使减弱
  • European Spanish: atenuar
  • French: émousser
  • German: stumpf machen
  • Italian: smorzare
  • Japanese: 鈍らせる
  • Korean: 무디게 하다
  • European Portuguese: embotar
  • Spanish: atenuar
British English: blunt ADJECTIVE
knife A blunt knife or blade is no longer sharp and does not cut well.
The edge is as blunt as an old butter knife.

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