Even as a big-shot CEO, Karmazin had the bluntness you might expect from his roots as the son of a taxi driver.
The U.S. envoy is direct for a diplomat, but she showed during the Libyan crisis that bluntness can be effective.
The audience laughed at the bluntness, and at the expectation that an answer could be had so easily.
Sometimes her bluntness felt painful, but her lack of hypocrisy was inspiring.
His bluntness and bluster initially alienated Afghan and Pakistani officials.
The sight of an Apuleius between the hands—pardon my bluntness!
The bluntness of Lizzie's speech disconcerted him, and yet the simplicity of it reassured him.
But wildness is not specially Australian; nor is bluntness; nor yet youthfulness.
The bluntness of this assertion rather staggered the prince.
I had looked for bluntness in his greeting, but I had expected to be invited inside the house.
c.1200, "dull, obtuse," perhaps from or related to Old Norse blundra (see blunder (v.)). Of tools or weapons, late 14c. Meaning "abrupt of speech or manner" is from 1580s.
late 14c., from blunt (adj.). Related: Blunted; blunting.
street slang for "marijuana and tobacco cigar" (easier to pass around, easier to disguise, and the stimulant in the tobacco enhances the high from the pot) surfaced c.1993, but is said to have originated among Jamaicans in New York City in the early 1980s; from Phillies Blunt brand cigars; see blunt (adj.), which has been used of certain cigars since 19c.
Users say that the Phillies Blunt brand produces less harsh-tasting or sweeter smoke. The leaf wrapper of a Phillies Blunt is strong enough to hold together through the manipulations of making a blunt. Other brands fall apart. [http://nepenthes.lycaeum.org/Drugs/THC/Smoke/blunts.html]
A cigar hollowed out and filled with marijuana
[1980s+ Narcotics; fr the Phillies Blunt2 cigars eponymously used]