bluntly

Definitions

  • Auger-Bit-File.  Single-Cut Blunt, Flat, Bastard File.  Three-Square Single-Cut File.  Open Cut, taper, Half-Round File.  Double-Cut File.  Cabinet Wood-Rasp.  File-Card
    Auger-Bit-File. Single-Cut Blunt, Flat, Bastard File. Three-Square Single-Cut File. Open Cut, taper, Half-Round File. Double-Cut File. Cabinet Wood-Rasp. File-Card
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv bluntly in a blunt direct manner "he spoke bluntly","he stated his opinion flat-out","he was criticized roundly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Bluntly In a blunt manner; coarsely; plainly; abruptly; without delicacy, or the usual forms of civility. "Sometimes after bluntly giving his opinions, he would quietly lay himself asleep until the end of their deliberations."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bluntly Stupidly.
    • bluntly Without sharpness or tenuity; obtusely: as, bluntly serrate.
    • bluntly In a blunt manner; abruptly; without delicacy, or the usual forms of civility; in an abrupt, offhand, or curt manner; without circumlocution: as, to tell a man something bluntly.
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Quotations

  • Sir Max Beerbohm
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    “Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “He was always smoothing and polishing himself, and in the end he became blunt before he was sharp.”

Usage

In literature:

The canines are stout, but short, with a well-marked blunt ridge down the posterior side, as in the Malayan bears.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
He did not end quite as bluntly as he had meant.
"Quisanté" by Anthony Hope
Somehow, Merry regained his feet; then, in a flash, Merry's right arm had Blunt's head in chancery, with Blunt at his back.
"Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail" by Burt L. Standish
Irregularity of life had somewhat blunted what must once have been a very superior mind.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862" by Various
The scoldings will fall on a blunted mind wandering in some dreamland.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Mills got in touch with Blunt at once and put the suggestion before him.
"Notes on My Books" by Joseph Conrad
It is about 5 inches long, and is like a needle with the blunt end fitted into a handle.
"Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving" by Grace Christie
The blunt head under his hand swung around, black button nose pointed north.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
The early cherry tree grew in Widow Blunt's back yard.
"Exciting Adventures of Mister Robert Robin" by Ben Field
This was a boat so carelessly constructed that the calking of the seams had been done with a blunt iron.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
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In poetry:

"'Can happiness a purer joy receive,
In the proud mansions of the rich and great?
Or, tell me, can the wounded bosom heave
With blunted anguish under robes of state!
"The Daughter" by Matilda Betham
JONES plays the deuce with his grammar,
Knocks time and tense into tin-tacks ;
Brown, the big Visigoth, wielding blunt hammer,
Mauls right and left the Queen's syntax.
"Unpublished Poem I" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Beneath the fortress bulk of Power they bent
Blunt heads, adoring or in shackled hate,
All save the rebel hymned him; and it meant
A world submitting to incarnate Fate.
"Il Y A Cent Ans" by George Meredith
The trees are lopped, the poodles trim,
The laborer's nails pared level
Since those two civil servants set
Their whetstone to the blunted edge
And minced the muddling devil
"The Death Of Myth-Making" by Sylvia Plath
Suppress thy fruitless rage! and on thy heart
Let this, sweet boy, a moral truth impress,
To blunt the power of Disappointment's dart,
And make the dangerous sway of Fancy less.
"Stanzas to Cynthio" by Amelia Opie
Swift fall the blows, and men upbraid,
And friends give echo blunt and cold,
The echo of the forest to the axe.
Within her are the fires that wax
For resurrection from the mould.
"France--December 1870" by George Meredith

In news:

These government agencies strongly recommend the use of blunt-tip surgical suture needles when suturing fascia and muscle.
North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp put it bluntly when asked why the ACC Council of Presidents chose to add Louisville over Cincinnati and UConn.
The UFC boss was blunt in his thoughts on Nelson: 'He's annoying, and the stuff that comes out of his mouth makes no sense'.
McCaskill Holds Experience Over Blunt's in Missouri.
Strikes and strikeouts from right-hander Blake Johnson defused Hampshire for the Jefferson defense and blunted the Trojans.
Blunt, unafraid Atkins fought the good fight.
THE butcher, a florid man, was blunt about the situation: "Keine Puten" -- "No turkeys.
Pendleton will bring to the stage a range of comedic characters including lovable, but blunt Aunt Tilly, a 94-year-old spinster.
There's no nice way to say this, so we'll just be blunt: Our theater critic, Steven Leigh Morris, did not like the National Theatre of Great Britain's production of War Horse, now playing at the Ahmanson ("Kingdom for a Horse," July 6).
At the beginning that meant it was to blunt the tank attacks cold war planners knew the Russians would send rolling across Europe in waves.
I don't think that many lost and struggling children will benefit from a TV personality with a large social media following watering down the definition of bullying to mean sending a blunt email.
Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt have star-studded formal wedding ceremony .
Felicity Blunt and Stanley Tucci attends HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" season three premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on Sept 5, 2012, in New York.
Republican Congressman Roy Blunt made a campaign stop in Palmyra a day after the announcement he is running for Senate in 2010.
Blunt visits Milan for reservoir.
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In science:

Of course, 3.1 is a very blunt hammer in this setting, as it uses nothing about o-minimality (yet relies heavily on countability).
Expansions of the real field by open sets: definability versus interpretability
Newer experiments7 over distances of up to 10km seem to make the space-like separation blunt.
Secure Quantum Communication and Superluminal Signalling on the Bell Channel
Blunt, Tenth SPE comparative solution project: A comparison of upscaling techniques, SPE Reser.
A hybrid HDMR for mixed multiscale finite element method with application for flows in random porous media
In Ref. Blunt et al. also suggested a scaling relation for ∆Pnw , however, in 3D they found ∆Pnw ∝ ∆ht/ν+1 .
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
First moments, however, are relatively blunt instruments to study the perturbative-nonperturbative interface, and there are interesting alternative explanations of the data [127].
Summary: Working Group on QCD and Strong Interactions
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