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Synonyms for bluntness

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for bluntness

the quality of being direct and outspoken

without sharpness or clearness of edge or point

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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The "shocking bluntness" of which Marr writes adequately describes one of the stylistic approaches taken by the doyen of all political interviewers, Sir Robin Day.
The acrimony and disappointment, kept politically in check behind the scenes, has intensified and a stark bluntness of honesty has now replaced the cover-up attitude that preceded the inescapable divorce between McLaren and engine suppliers Honda.
They are rock-solid at the back, but it's that bluntness in attack which leaves the Argentine side at a disadvantage, especially away from home where they are set up not to lose rather than to go for the win.
If he decides to run, and wins, he said, the 'bluntness and directness, and straightforwardness' he's known for would steer foreign relations.
But his bluntness and unvarnished honesty turns a police press conference from a success story into a PR disaster and he's booted to the Missing Persons Unit as a punishment.
''I think our success came from Eileen's energy and her bluntness and, to some extent, her comfort with confrontation,'' Jerry Ford told USA Today in 1997.
While hilarious in his barrowboy bluntness, Sugar just has to be the world's worst boss.
"In his bluntness, Ahmadinejad cuts through the false dichotomy of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism when he uses the term 'Zionist' to describe alleged Jewish control of the world for 400 years," said ADL director Abraham Foxman.
A bastion of good old-fashioned Barnsley bluntness in a world of bland banality.
However, Levine maintained his point and defended his bluntness with another tweet.
THERE really is no mystery to staying slim, points out actress-turned-author Jane Kennedy with typical Aussie bluntness. The Melbourne mum-of-five, who is used to the 10 pound-adding pressure of TV cameras, has become an expert in developing delicious recipes which in her words, prevent 'boombah'.
Such was the Indian attack's bluntness with the new ball that Harbhajan was brought on as early as the 12th over.
The face of the childhood pony always torqued for coarse sugar--a bluntness to the need, like trying to read someone's lips in a dream.
Much of her earlier fictive work was characterized by a bluntness that worked well to convey outrage--El Saadawi has endured imprisonment, death threats, and exile, among other indignities far beyond what most of us will ever contend with, much of which features prominently in her work--but which made for less-than-graceful narrative art.
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.