English adjective: point-blank
|1.||point-blank characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion|
|Samples||Blunt talking and straight shooting.|
A blunt New England farmer.
I gave them my candid opinion.
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.
|Synonyms||blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, straight-from-the-shoulder|
|2.||point-blank close enough to go straight to the target|
A point-blank shot.
English adverb: point-blank
|1.||point-blank in a direct and unequivocal manner|
|Samples||I asked him point-blank whether he wanted the job.|