Synonyms of blunt in English:

blunt


See definition of blunt

adjective

1‘a blunt knife’

SYNONYMS

not sharp, unsharpened, dull, dulled, edgeless

ANTONYMS

sharp

2‘the scale is broad with a blunt tip’

SYNONYMS

rounded, flat, thick, obtuse, stubby, stubbed, unpointed

ANTONYMS

pointed

3‘he had a blunt message for the audience’

SYNONYMS

straightforward, frank, plain-spoken, candid, direct, bluff, to the point, forthright, unequivocal, point-blank, unceremonious, undiplomatic, indelicate

brusque, abrupt, curt, short, sharp, terse, crisp, gruff, bald, brutal, harsh, caustic

stark, bare, simple, unadorned, unembellished, undisguised, unvarnished, unqualified, pulling no punches, hard-hitting, outspoken, speaking one's mind, not mincing one's words, not beating about the bush, calling a spade a spade

informal upfront, straight from the shoulder

ANTONYMS

subtle, tactful


verb

1‘ebony blunts tools very rapidly’

SYNONYMS

make less sharp, make blunt, make dull

ANTONYMS

sharpen, hone

2‘age hasn't blunted my passion for the good things in life’

SYNONYMS

dull, deaden, dampen, soften, numb, weaken, take the edge off

calm, cool, temper, muffle, impair, allay, abate

tone down, dilute, sap, water down, thin, reduce, moderate

assuage, alleviate, mollify, ease, relieve, slake, sate, appease

diminish, decrease, lessen, deplete

ANTONYMS

intensify, sharpen