Definition of blunt :
1. A fencer's foil.
2. A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.
3. Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.
4. Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; - opposed to acute.
5. Hard to impress or penetrate.
6. Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp.
8. To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.
9. To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings.
rough, blustering, tone down, heart-to-heart, impolite, point-blank, benumb, thoughtless, unconditional, bluff, short-spoken, brusk, girdle, plainspoken, damp, attitude, dampen, uncivil, forthright, bold, unmannerly, coarse, undiplomatic, inconsiderate, crusty, pall, rude, muffle, free-spoken, mute, unceremonious, discourteous, vocal, crude, tactless, straight-from-the-shoulder
insensitive (part of speech: adjective)
hard-boiled, passive, insensitive, aloof, emotionless, numb, cold-blooded, heartless, hard, nonchalant, stony, hardhearted, uncompassionate, ruthless, apathetic, objective, hardened, passionless, anesthetized, unfeeling, unemotional, tough, unsympathetic, indifferent, detached, callous, dispassionate, unconcerned
concise (part of speech: adjective)
severe (part of speech: adjective)
brisk, ascetic, obdurate, spare, crisp, gruff, inflexible, rigorous, relentless, Draconian, stern, stringent, stiff-necked, basic, acute, austere, intense, oppressive, critical, demanding, prudish, cool, dour, disciplined, strait-laced, intolerant, harsh, keen, icy, rigid, hidebound, astringent, unbending, precise, severe, lean, cutting, meticulous, censorious, Spartan, chilly, raw, frosty, bleak, grim, imperial, acerbic, obstinate, correct, strict, exacting, tart, dry, authoritarian, piquant, uncompromising, fundamental, stark, caustic, sharp, acrimonious, puritanical
succinct (part of speech: adjective)
blunt (part of speech: verb)
dull (part of speech: adjective)
dim, soporific, boorish, dull, drowsy, slow, dense, bovine, sleepy, benumbed, ponderous, lethargic, obtuse, besotted, thick-witted, stupefied, round, stupid, loutish, comatose, cloddish, sluggish, doltish
artless (part of speech: adjective)
naive, sincere, frank, undeceptive, honest, overt, callow, trusting, downright, unsophisticated, artless, outgoing, candid, direct, undisguised, unbeguiling, natural, unrestrained, plain-spoken, unaffected, open, unartful, plain, broad, ingenuous, genuine, uncalculating, undeceitful, un-artificial, straightforward, undeceiving
- Few who had much to do with her did like Lady Blunt. - "The Gem Collector", P. G. Wodehouse.
- My manners are blunt and rude- oh, how different from yours! - "Love Me Little, Love Me Long", Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English.
- Then a blue- tailed lizard will frisk over the ceiling- or perhaps one of those big, heavy ones with blunt, red heads. - "Quick Action", Robert W. Chambers.