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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Blunt


BLUNT, adjective [from the root of Gr.to dull.]

1. Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp.

2. Dull in understanding; slow of discernment.

3. Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.

4. Hard to penetrate. [Unusual.]

BLUNT, verb transitive To dull the edge or point, by making it thicker.

1. To repress or weaken any appetite, desire or power of the mind; to impair the force of any passion which affects the mind, or of any evil or good which affects the body; as, to blunt the edge of love, of pain, or of suffering.

Your ceaseless endeavors will be exerted to blunt the stings of pain.