bluffly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv bluffly in a blunt direct manner "he spoke bluntly","he stated his opinion flat-out","he was criticized roundly"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bluffly In a bluff manner; bluntly; in an unconventional or offhand way.
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Usage

In literature:

To which Sedgett answered bluffly, "There ye lie, Bob Eccles;" and he was immediately felled by a tremendous blow.
"Rhoda Fleming, Complete" by George Meredith
When Alain was gone, Louvier's jovial manner disappeared also, and became bluffly rude rather than bluntly cordial.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He threw up his head a little, then, bluffly, as if he had reached a clearer decision he meant to follow out.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
But Osmond was recognizing the danger of soft implication, and bluffly turned the talk.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
The Chagpo Ri rises bluffly from the river-bank like a huge rock.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
The English-looking man came forward bluffly, and put out his hand to Rollo.
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
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