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blunt

(blunt) having a thick or dull edge or point; not sharp.

blunt

Forensics
Referring to an object—in particular one used to strike blows against a person—which causes flatter wounds with broader regional tissue damage than that caused by a sharp object.
 
Medspeak
See Blunt dissection.
 
Vox populi
Curt, frank, coarse, rude, brusque, candid.

blunt

(blŭnt)
1. Of surgical instruments, having a smooth or rounded end.
2. Having no sharp angles, edges, or points.
References in classic literature ?
A laugh went up at my appearance,--a laugh that was not lessened or softened by the dead man stretched and grinning on the deck before us; a laugh that was as rough and harsh and frank as the sea itself; that arose out of coarse feelings and blunted sensibilities, from natures that knew neither courtesy nor gentleness.
Poignant as it was, the sense of suffering caused by the miserable end of my brief, presumptuous love seemed to be blunted and deadened by the still stronger sense of something obscurely impending, something invisibly threatening, that Time was holding over our heads.
The sensibilities of the class you are attacking are soon blunted.
His uneasiness, his exasperation, his scorn were blunted at last by all these trying hours.
It was now observed that her sense of smell was almost entirely destroyed; and, consequently, that her taste was much blunted.
The scientists contend also that stretching around blunted microcracks eventually stiffens the material to the point that it can't deform any more, leading to the massive breaking of chemical bonds that sums into ordinary fractures (SN: 1/4/03, p.
Each team member gets two blunted arrows and a bow.