Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb blunt

5 senses of blunt

Sense 1
blunt -- (make less intense; "blunted emotions")
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

Sense 2
numb, benumb, blunt, dull -- (make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses")
       => desensitize, desensitise -- (cause not to be sensitive; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized")

Sense 3
dull, blunt -- (make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
blunt -- (make less sharp; "blunt the knives")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 5
deaden, blunt -- (make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj blunted

1 sense of blunted

Sense 1
blunted, dulled -- (made dull or blunt)

INDIRECT (VIA dull) -> sharp -- (having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point")

Similarity of adj blunted

1 sense of blunted

Sense 1
blunted, dulled -- (made dull or blunt)
       => dull (vs. sharp) -- (not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use")

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