Bluntness

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Bluntness Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bluntness n
  1. the quality of being direct and outspoken; "the bluntness of a Yorkshireman"
  2. without sharpness of edge or point [syn: dullness, dulness] [ant: asperity, sharpness]
Bluntness Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bluntness \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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  • New stadium, new swagger for rising Washington
    SEATTLE (AP) -- When the trip to sunny Arizona in February was finished and Washington was humbled by a pair of Big Ten powers and lost to a conference neighbor, Lindsay Meggs decided bluntness was the way to go. Read more on this news related to 'Bluntness'
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    After honing his sour, smarter-than-thou persona on HBO's Girls , Alex Karpovsky translates the mix of repression, condescension, and bluntness he's now associated with to a Midwestern male context. Karpovsky doesn't get to show much range in writer-director Stephen Gurewitz's timi... Read more on this news related to 'Bluntness'

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