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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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The Challenge of Change in Construction, Mr Brinkhorst will emphasize the importance of reform, as he has recently done in his role as coordinating minister for the Netherlands' Construction Management Council, created to promote change in the sector, saying that 'Good intentions are great, but it's also essential to have clear accountability in terms of results.' Ms Karla Peijs, the Dutch Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, put it even more bluntly: 'The client--your average citizen--simply doesn't trust the construction industry, and that must change!'
Barely visible through the cracks of a large wooden barrier built from pallets salvaged from the streets of North Philadelphia, the monumental image rather bluntly symbolized both the desire for escape and its depressing futility.
Bluntly written, prizing honesty over flowery language, the poems are crafted from the grit of human experience and offer a clear reflection of harsh reality.
"Rail's just horrible; it's enough to make you cry," one ferrous shipper says bluntly.
The fight is now over, the battle finally won Of course the real battle is still yet to come Down the road proudly comes the conquering hero The band is playing, for he's a jolly good fellow A medal from the bucket was pinned on Joe For out on strike he bluntly refused to go Out in all weathers his job Joe just had to do Delivering morning papers, and evening ones too So in our local church hall we all got together To pass a resolution that would last forever So that every newsboy would get a yearly rise Everyone was happy, this of course was wise To get their newspaper delivered daily by him For they are just like friends always dropping in.
"To put it bluntly a person's chance of dying in a house fire is halved if the property has a working alarm."
Keys, deputy chief of staff for air and space operations, bluntly told members of the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on tactical air and land forces, "If we can't build it, we're not going to buy it."
Max du Preez put it bluntly. (In the Eighties he launched South Africa's only Afrikaans anti-apartheid newspaper, which was finally closed down by government pressure.)
Once all of the skin incisions--including the endonasal "marginal" segments--have been made, the columellar skin is bluntly elevated from the underlying cartilage via a vestibular incision (figure 4).
One FDA official reacted more bluntly. Terry Troxell, director of the FDA Office of Plant and Dairy Food and Beverages, told the 9 January 2004 Washington Post that "we've looked at the levels found ...
The states sometimes did this bluntly by printing their own newspapers or forcing editors of semi-official newspapers to take a pro-government stance.
To state it bluntly, my whole family just didn't want me to be a sister," she wrote in her 1997 memoirs, Other Little Ships.