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Meaning of BLUNTNESS

Pronunciation:  bl'untnus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  without sharpness of edge or point
  2. [n]  the quality of being direct and outspoken; "the bluntness of a Yorkshireman"
 

BLUNTNESS is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: dullness, dulness
 
 Antonyms: asperity, keenness, sharpness
 
 See Also: configuration, conformation, contour, form, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, obtuseness, shape, thoughtlessness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Blunt"ness\, n.
1. Want of edge or point; dullness; obtuseness; want of
   sharpness.

         The multitude of elements and bluntness of angles.
                                               --Holland.

2. Abruptness of address; rude plainness. ``Bluntness of
   speech.'' --Boyle.

 

 

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