make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
make less sharp; "blunt the knives"
make less intense; "blunted emotions"
make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
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"
used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blu
information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy"
afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table"
begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
ready for business; "the stores are open"
where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"
not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought; "an open question"; "our position on this bill is still undecided"; "our lawsuit is still undetermined"