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English adjective: point-blank

1. point-blank characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion


SamplesBlunt 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.


Synonymsblunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, straight-from-the-shoulder


Similardirect


Antonymsindirect

2. point-blank close enough to go straight to the target


SamplesPoint-blank range.
A point-blank shot.


Similardirect


Antonymsindirect


English adverb: point-blank

1. point-blank in a direct and unequivocal manner


SamplesI asked him point-blank whether he wanted the job.









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