ETYM Cf. Prov. German bludde a dull or blunt knife, Dan. blunde to sleep, Swed. and Icel. blunda; or perh. akin to Eng. blind.
1. Said of a knife or other blade; not sharp.
2. Having a broad or rounded end.
3. Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; SYN. crude, stark.
4. Characterized by disconcerting directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; SYN. candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank.
(1840-1922) English poet. He married Lady Anne Noel, Byron's grand-daughter, and traveled with her in the Middle East, becoming a supporter of Arab nationalism. He also supported Irish Home Rule (he was imprisoned 1887–88), and wrote anti-imperialist books, poetry, and diaries.
(1907-1983) British art historian and double agent. As a Cambridge lecturer, he recruited for the Soviet secret service and, as a member of the British Secret Service 1940–45, passed information to the USSR. In 1951 he assisted the defection to the USSR of the British agents Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean (1913–1983). He was the author of many respected works on French and Italian art. Unmasked 1964, he was given immunity after his confession.
A cigar that has been hollowed out and filled with marijuana.
City in South Dakota (USA); zip code 57522.
1. To make less intense.
2. To make less sharp.