ETYM Cf. Prov. German bludde a dull or blunt knife, Dan. blunde to sleep, Swed. and Icel. blunda; or perh. akin to Eng. blind.
1. Said of a knife or other blade; not sharp.
2. Having a broad or rounded end.
3. Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; SYN. crude, stark.
4. Characterized by disconcerting directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; SYN. candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank.
1. Not having a sharp edge or point.
2. Blunted in responsiveness or sensibility.
3. Lacking in liveliness or animation.
4. Not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft; SYN. thudding, thumping.
5. (Of business) Not active or brisk; SYN. slow, sluggish.
6. Not keenly felt.
7. (Of color) Very low in saturation; highly diluted.
8. Being or made softer or less loud or clear; SYN. muffled, muted, softened.
9. Darkened with overcast; SYN. gray, grey, leaden.
10. Emitting or reflecting very little light.
ETYM Old Eng. stubbe, AS. stub, styb; akin to Dutch stobbe, LG. stubbe, Dan. stub, Swed. stubbe, Icel. stubbr, stubbi.
1. A short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost.
2. A torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt; SYN. ticket stub.
3. The part of a check that is retained as a record; SYN. check stub, counterfoil.
ETYM Old Eng. stumpe, stompe; akin to Dutch stomp, German stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. and Swed. stump, and perhaps also to Eng. stamp.
1. Cricket: any of three upright wooden sticks that form the wicket.
2. The base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled; SYN. tree stump.
3. The part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed.
Low outcrop of rock formed by the erosion of a coastal stack. Unlike a stack, which is exposed at all times, a stump is exposed only at low tide. Eventually it will be worn away completely, leaving a wave-cut platform.
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