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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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Hamburger discusses Piet Drescher's Hamlet in Potsdam in 1983, which he calls "the bluntest exposition of dictatorship known to GDR theatre" (208).
Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's president, was bluntest: "The meeting has not been a success - it has failed."
Sugrue uses this material to state his underlying argument in its bluntest form: "The problem of housing segregation was one of political and economic power, of coercion, not choice, personal attitudes, or individual morality." As most readers will recognize, that conclusion does not necessarily follow from the history Sugrue accurately recites, a tension that is most obvious when he rightly and repeatedly highlights how crucial the racist behavior of many white real estate agents and mortgage bankers is today in denying African Americans free and equal access to homes in predominantly white neighborhoods.
According to the New York Times, this trip "seemed to be the bluntest American warning to Pakistan since shortly after the September 11 attacks about the ties between the spy service and Islamic militants."
In the bluntest of terms, it's 42 yards more important.
In the bluntest of terms, Roger emphasizes that Latinos are the biggest losers in the present mushrooming environmental debacle.
Among the essays that Yeats's widow prepared for publication after his death in 1939 one finds "the bluntest endorsement of biologist eugenics, enthusiastic anticipations of war, and an utter contempt for democracy." Despite these views, Yeats was never a member of any fascist party.
To put it in the bluntest of terms, unless women give birth in a Baby Friendly hospital, there can be no certainty about what advice they may or may not have received from hospital staff.
In his bluntest comments ever on the prospect of a collapsing Labour vote, he warned the party's natural voters could stay at home and let the Conservatives in 'through the backdoor'.
His skill at combining the loftiest of moral appeals with the bluntest political rhetoric and tactics makes him an emblematic--and effective--figure in our era of highly partisan politics.
The remarks were his bluntest since unrest erupted in the Gaza Strip in July.
At the bluntest of levels, the willingness to suffer losses varies, a factor that helps to determine both military success and differences in combat across the world.