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.
1. To make less intense.
2. To make less sharp.