Blunt


Blunt

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People

Blunt (or Blount) is a common surname of English derivation, meaning "blonde, fair" (Old French "blund"), or "dull" (Middle English "blunt, blont")
* Lady Anne Blunt (1837-1917), English horsebreeder; wife of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
* Anthony Blunt (1907-1983), English art historian and Soviet spy
* Charles Blunt (b.1951), leader of the National Party of Australia
* Crispin Blunt (b.1961), English Conservative MP for Reigate
* Emily Blunt (b.1983), British actress
* Giles Blunt (b.1952), Canadian author
* James Blunt (b.1974), British musician
* James G. Blunt (1826-1881), Union General in the American Civil War
* John Henry Blunt (1823-1884), English divine
* John James Blunt, (1794-1855), English religious scholar
* Matt Blunt (b.1970), governor of Missouri
* Roy Blunt (b.1950), U.S. Representative from Missouri, House Majority Whip and interim House Majority Leader
* Russell Blunt (1908-2004), notable North Carolina track and field coach
* Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922), English poet and writer
* Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt (1901-1987), English art teacher, artist, author and curator of the Watts Gallery

Fictional characters

* Alan Blunt, a fictional character from the "Alex Rider" novel series by Anthony Horowitz
* Arno Blunt, a fictional character in the book "Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code" by Eoin Colfer

Places

* Blunt, California, USA
* Blunt, South Dakota, USA
* Blunt Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada

Other

* Blunt (cigar)
* In biology, a blunt end, a possible configuration of a DNA molecule
* Blunt force trauma, a type of physical trauma in medical terminology
* Blunted affect, a lack of emotional response in psychology
* Blunt Magazine (magazine), a Canadian blogging e-zine published quarterly
* Bluntslide, a skateboard trick

See also

* Blount


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  • Blunt — (bl[u^]nt), a. [Cf. Prov. G. bludde a dull or blunt knife, Dan. blunde to sleep, Sw. & Icel. blunda; or perh. akin to E. blind.] 1. Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp. [1913 Webster] The murderous knife was dull and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • BLUNT (A.) — Anthony BLUNT 1907 1983 L’historien de l’art Anthony Blunt est décédé à Londres le 26 mars 1983. Renommé parmi ses pairs, universitaires et conservateurs, ce grand savant devint la proie d’un scandale retentissant lorsque, le 15 novembre 1979, à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • blunt´ly — blunt «bluhnt», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. without a sharp edge or point: »He sharpened the blunt knife. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under dull. (Cf. ↑dull) 2. Figurative. saying what one thinks very frankly, without trying to be tactful; outspoken; …   Useful english dictionary

  • blunt — blunt; blunt·head; blunt·ie; blunt·ly; blunt·ness; …   English syllables

  • Blunt — Blunt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blunting}.] 1. To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blunt — [blunt] adj. [ME < ?] 1. slow to perceive, feel, or understand; dull 2. having a dull edge or point; not sharp 3. plain spoken and abrupt vt. 1. to make (an edge or point) dull 2. to make dull or insensitive …   English World dictionary

  • Blunt —   [blʌnt],    1) Anthony Frederick, britischer Kunsthistoriker, * Bournemouth 26. 9. 1907, ✝ London 26. 3. 1983; Professor an der Londoner Universität und Direktor des Courtauld Institute ebenda (1947 74), später außerdem Professor in Oxford und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Blunt — Blunt, SD U.S. city in South Dakota Population (2000): 370 Housing Units (2000): 178 Land area (2000): 0.491587 sq. miles (1.273204 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.491587 sq. miles (1.273204 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Blunt, SD — U.S. city in South Dakota Population (2000): 370 Housing Units (2000): 178 Land area (2000): 0.491587 sq. miles (1.273204 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.491587 sq. miles (1.273204 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • blunt — [adj1] not sharp dull, dulled, edgeless, insensitive, obtuse, pointless, round, rounded, unsharpened; concepts 485,486 Ant. needled, pointed, sharp blunt [adj2] straightforward abrupt, bluff, brief, brusque, candid, crusty, curt, discourteous,… …   New thesaurus