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Synonyms for bluntness

Synonyms for bluntness

the quality of being direct and outspoken

without sharpness or clearness of edge or point

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It almost cost him friendships, but you need that bluntness and simplicity in an environment where the habit of thinking one thing and saying Jonno in with a shout Blunt Kiwi Henry eventually paid the price another has become the norm.
Some scenes suffer from his characteristic bluntness when a subtler approach would have been preferable.
The story is told primarily from Brian's perspective and the reader will be completely drawn in by his bluntness and his genuine anguish as he spirals deeper out of control.
For all their sixth-form bluntness, the Levellers retain a certain undeniable gift for battered yearning and rabble-rousing stomps.
common relationship problems and how a little bluntness can solve them uncovered.
I've known her since we were at school and I'm used to her bluntness.
With typical Kiwi bluntness along the way, Gatland has also claimed that Welsh players have been too pampered in recent years.
Truman's reputation for directness, even bluntness, has not been linked closely with his record on civil rights.
So said these results, which I believed on first reading, and I began to see connections: For instance, Aries is symbolized by the Ram: bluntness, initiative, and leadership.
According to Popick, Beck hit the problem squarely on the head with his characteristic bluntness.
It's Called Work for a Reason: Your Success is Your Own Damn Fault is packed with insights paired with a bluntness which will either open eyes or offend--or both.
Leland also once said, with characteristic bluntness, "The notion of a Christian commonwealth should be exploded forever.
Gates replied to Putin's confrontational address a day later with disarming remarks about the bluntness of former spies, nostalgia for the simplicity of the Cold War and even acknowledgment that some of Washington's recent missteps (mainly in the treatment of detainees) have eroded our credibility abroad.
Now, following his triumphant 2004 return You Are the Quarry, Mozz positively revels in bluntness on his latest set.
Yet for all its bluntness and indelicate storytelling, ``Tae Guk Gi'' leaves us hotly questioning what all of the pain and angst was for.