[knife, scissors] émoussé (e) , peu tranchant (e)
→ I can't chop the vegetables with this - it's too blunt.
[object] contondant (e)
→ He had been struck 13 times over the head with a blunt object.
[pencil] mal taillé (e)
→ My pencil's blunt.
→ He can be quite blunt if he doesn't like someone.
He was quite blunt about it. Il n'a pas mâché ses mots.
[message, warning, response] carré (e)
→ His blunt response surprised them.
to be blunt ...
(=frankly) à dire vrai ..., (pour parler) franchement ...
→ To be blunt, you are no longer needed here.
[+scissors, knife] émousser
→ You'll blunt the scissors if you use them to cut card.
[+appetite, response, impact] émousser → Our appetite was blunted by the beer. → The constant violence has blunted the human response to it. → These problems have undoubtedly blunted the impact of strategic bombing
n instrument m contondant
→ He had been battered to death with a blunt instrument.
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