Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp.
- Having a dull edge or end; not sharp.
- Abrupt and often disconcertingly frank in speech: "Onscreen, John Wayne was a blunt talker and straight shooter” ( Time). See Synonyms at gruff.
- Slow to understand or perceive; dull.
- Lacking in feeling; insensitive.
- To dull the edge of.
- To make less effective; weaken: blunting the criticism with a smile.
- To become blunt.