Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) blunt (make less intense) "blunted emotions"
- S: (v) numb, benumb, blunt, dull (make numb or insensitive) "The shock numbed her senses"
- S: (v) dull, blunt (make dull or blunt) "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
- S: (v) blunt (make less sharp) "blunt the knives"
- S: (v) deaden, blunt (make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation) "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
- S: (adj) blunt (having a broad or rounded end) "thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
- S: (adj) blunt (used of a knife or other blade; not sharp) "a blunt instrument"
- S: (adj) blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder (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"
- S: (adj) blunt, crude, stark (devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment) "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"