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English noun: bluntness

1. bluntness (attribute) the quality of being direct and outspoken

SamplesThe bluntness of a Yorkshireman.

Broader (hypernym)inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness

2. bluntness (attribute) without sharpness or clearness of edge or point

SamplesThe dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible.


Broader (hypernym)configuration, conformation, contour, form, shape

Narrower (hyponym)obtuseness

Antonymsasperity, keenness, sharpness, sharpness

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