Blunt



having an obtuse, thick, or dull edge or point; rounded; not sharp:
a blunt pencil.
abrupt in address or manner:
a blunt, ill-timed question.
slow in perception or understanding; obtuse:
His isolation has made him blunt about the feelings of others.
to make blunt; hebetate:
He blunted the knife by using it to cut linoleum.
to weaken or impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility of:
Wine first excites, then blunts the imagination.
to become blunt.
something blunt, as a small-game arrow, a short sewing needle, or a short, thick cigar.
Slang. a cigar stuffed with marijuana.
Contemporary Examples

Stop Calling Them Sluts Mark McKinnon October 31, 2010
Mitt Romney Will Win Iowa Caucus, Predicts GOP Insider John Batchelor November 11, 2011
Paul Butler on Trayvon Martin and Racial Profiling Paul Butler March 25, 2012
Hawking’s Bad Boycott Timing Gil Troy May 12, 2013
Egypt’s Vanished: Victims of State Security Force Kidnappings? Alastair Beach September 17, 2012

Historical Examples

Into the Primitive Robert Ames Bennet
The Burgess Animal Book for Children Thornton W. Burgess
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
Virgin Soil Ivan S. Turgenev
The Courier of the Ozarks Byron A. Dunn

adjective
(esp of a knife or blade) lacking sharpness or keenness; dull
not having a sharp edge or point: a blunt instrument
(of people, manner of speaking, etc) lacking refinement or subtlety; straightforward and uncomplicated
outspoken; direct and to the point: a blunt Yorkshireman
verb (transitive)
to make less sharp
to diminish the sensitivity or perception of; make dull
noun
(slang) a cannabis cigarette
noun
Anthony. 1907–83, British art historian and Soviet spy
Wilfred Scawen. 1840–1922, British poet, traveller, and anti-imperialist
adj.
v.
n.

Users say that the Phillies Blunt brand produces less harsh-tasting or sweeter smoke. The leaf wrapper of a Phillies Blunt is strong enough to hold together through the manipulations of making a blunt. Other brands fall apart. [http://nepenthes.lycaeum.org/Drugs/THC/Smoke/blunts.html]

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