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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.
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In its bluntly titled report Nursing Homes: Public Reporting of Quality Indicators Has Merit, but National Implementation Is Premature, the GAO quickly cuts to the chase: "CMS has not yet adequately resolved a number of open issues regarding the appropriateness of the quality indicators selected for public reporting and the accuracy of the underlying data.
You don't need it," says Froberg bluntly There's not a lot of fancy stuff going on with the guitars either, unless playing chords is considered fancy Froberg and Reis don't use effects or pedals, just their fingers and their brains, which comes across sounding a lot more interesting in the end.
In a September speech at the National Press Club in Washington, the Montana Republican bluntly discussed the risks of America's dependency on rogue oil.
Two of the atrium columns sit bluntly, without decorative articulation, upon the auditorium roof (accessible only for maintenance purposes).
Welsh schools were bluntly told that the straight handouts that head teachers in England would receive from the Government would not be repeated in Wales.
As to the contention that the frequent turnover in auditors is more expensive, particularly if the bidding process were eliminated, Carmichael bluntly says: "Tough -- that's the cost of being a public company.
This is simply a smart, practical approach to making the jobs of educators easier--without interference from Washington," he offered bluntly.
After he signed, my adviser asked me bluntly, "Did you enjoy your time as an English major?
Bluntly, it just did not accord with their myth of Florence.
Bluntly, according to the financial press, it has debts of $17 billion and its shares have gone into freefall on Wall Street.
This one takes a different tack and is bluntly hilarious, often hysterical.
Pool bluntly states that his aim is to expose and resist the report because it is covertly Calvinistic; credalistic; and because it is a tool to enhance the power of the fundamentalist SBC political structure that has already begun to enforce conformity to the document.