- past participle
- present participle
having a broad or rounded end
"thick marks made by a blunt pencil"
used of a knife or other blade; not sharp
"a blunt instrument"
blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder (adj)
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"
blunt, crude(a), stark(a) (verb)
devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
"the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
make less intense
numb, benumb, blunt, dull (verb)
make numb or insensitive
"The shock numbed her senses"
dull, blunt (verb)
make dull or blunt
"Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
make less sharp
"blunt the knives"
deaden, blunt (verb)
make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
"Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
A fencer's foil.
A short needle with a strong point.
A marijuana cigar.
To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.
To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings.
Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; not sharp.
Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; opposed to acute.
Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.
Hard to impress or penetrate.
Slow or deficient in feeling: insensitive
A blunt is a cigar which is wider than a cigarillo and not quite as wide as a Corona. These cigars typically consist of two main parts; the inner leaf, which is similar to a cigarette rolling paper, except it is made of tobacco, and a thicker outer leaf which is rolled around the inner leaf in a spiral. In most commercially available blunts, the "leaves" are not actual tobacco leaves but rather paper made from tobacco pulp. Blunts originally got their name from their 'broad or rounded tip', and were named as such in the 19th century to differentiate them from other cigars with a tapered, pointed tip. Blunts are a specific size cigar that have been so popular as to have been once sold in specific vending machines. The original blunt cigar was manufactured in Philadelphia out of a single leaf outer tobacco wrapper. At the time this was the only cigar wrapped in one continuous leaf, other cigars used pieces of leaves for their outer wrapper. Tobacco leaves naturally taper at the ends. Since this cigar was rolled in one leaf the end would taper and had a round appearance. Due to the popularity of this style of cigar many other Blunts were launched into the marketplace. Older brands of blunts include: Phillies, Dutch Masters, King Edward, Pom Pom, White Owl, El Producto, Back Woods, Swisher Sweets, Optimo, El Rey, Arturo Fuente, Romeo Y Julietta, John T's, Flor de Dominicana, Tampa Nugget, Don Rex, Don Tomas, Don Lino, Detroit Peace, Garcia Y Vega, and Games. Other brands include: Al Capone, Avanti, Blackstone, Good Times, Hav-A-Tampa, Keep Moving, Black & Mild, Prince Albert, Principes, Supre Sweets, Villiger, Cloud 9, Evermore, Cheyenne, Antonio y Cleopatra, Marsh Wheeling, Miami Suites, Muniemaker, Muriel, Tiparillo, Trivo, White Cat, William Penn, BluntVille, El Verso, Bogey, Cafe Creme, Hood Wraps, Panter, Show, Splitarillos, Treez Wrap, Cubero, Ziparillos, and Zig Zag. These types of cigars are commonly sold in convenience stores, gas stations, grocery stores, and drugstores, in contrast to premium cigars, which are sold in cigar shops. Blunts burn quickly like cigarettes, and one can be smoked in about five minutes, whereas a premium cigar takes an hour or so to burn. Unlike premium cigars, blunts are either already cut or have a hole in the mouth end for the smoke to go through, and so they do not need to be cut at the mouth end. Blunts are also significantly cheaper than premium cigars.