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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.


Synonymsdullness


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


Narrower (hyponym)obtuseness


Antonymsasperity, keenness, sharpness, sharpness









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