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Blunt vs. Obtuse

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  • Blunt (adjective)

    Having a thick edge or point; not sharp.

  • Blunt (adjective)

    Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; opposed to acute.

  • Blunt (adjective)

    Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.

    "the blunt admission that he had never liked my company"

  • Blunt (adjective)

    Hard to impress or penetrate.

  • Blunt (adjective)

    Slow or deficient in feeling: insensitive.

  • Blunt (noun)

    A fencer's practice foil with a soft tip.

  • Blunt (noun)

    A short needle with a strong point.

  • Blunt (noun)

    A marijuana cigar.

  • Blunt (noun)

    money

  • Blunt (noun)

    A playboating move resembling a cartwheel performed on a wave.

  • Blunt (verb)

    To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.

  • Blunt (verb)

    To repress or weaken; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of

    "It blunted my appetite."

    "My feeling towards her have been blunted."

  • Obtuse (adjective)

    ; not sharp, pointed, or acute in form.

  • Obtuse (adjective)

    Blunt, or rounded at the extremity.

  • Obtuse (adjective)

    One that is larger than one and smaller than two right angles, or more than 90° and less than 180°.

  • Obtuse (adjective)

    Intellectually dull or dim-witted.

  • Obtuse (adjective)

    Of sound, etc.: deadened, muffled, muted.

  • Obtuse (adjective)

    Indirect or circuitous.

  • Obtuse (verb)

    To dull or state.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Blunt (adjective)

    Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp.

  • Blunt (adjective)

    Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; - opposed to acute.

  • Blunt (adjective)

    Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.

  • Blunt (adjective)

    Hard to impress or penetrate.

  • Blunt

    To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.

  • Blunt

    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.

  • Blunt (noun)

    A fencer's foil.

  • Blunt (noun)

    A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.

  • Blunt (noun)

    Money.

  • Obtuse (adjective)

    Not pointed or acute; blunt; - applied esp. to angles greater than a right angle, or containing more than ninety degrees.

  • Obtuse (adjective)

    Not having acute sensibility or perceptions; not alert, especially to the feelings of others; dull; stupid; as, obtuse senses.

  • Obtuse (adjective)

    Dull; deadened; as, obtuse sound.

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  • Blunt (verb)

    make less intense;

    "blunted emotions"

  • Blunt (verb)

    make numb or insensitive;

    "The shock numbed her senses"

  • Blunt (verb)

    make dull or blunt;

    "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"

  • Blunt (verb)

    make less sharp;

    "blunt the knives"

  • Blunt (verb)

    make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation;

    "Terror blunted her feelings"

    "deaden a sound"

  • Blunt (adjective)

    having a broad or rounded end;

    "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"

  • Blunt (adjective)

    used of a knife or other blade; not sharp;

    "a blunt instrument"

  • Blunt (adjective)

    characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion;

    "blunt talking and straight shooting"

    "a blunt New England farmer"

    "I gave them my candid opinion"

    "forthright criticism"

    "a forthright approach to the problem"

    "tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"

    "it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"

    "plainspoken and to the point"

    "a point-blank accusation"

  • Blunt (adjective)

    devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment;

    "the blunt truth"

    "the crude facts"

    "facing the stark reality of the deadline"

  • Obtuse (adjective)

    of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees

  • Obtuse (adjective)

    of a leaf shape; rounded at the apex

  • Obtuse (adjective)

    lacking in insight or discernment;

    "too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior"

    "a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin"

  • Obtuse (adjective)

    slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;

    "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"

    "never met anyone quite so dim"

    "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"

    "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"

    "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"

    "worked with the slow students"

Princeton's WordNet

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