1. A fencer's foil. [Obs.]
2. A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.
3. Money. [Cant] Beaconsfield.
(Blunt"ish), a. Somewhat blunt. Blunt"ish*ness, n.
(Blunt"ly), adv. In a blunt manner; coarsely; plainly; abruptly; without delicacy, or the usual forms of
Sometimes after bluntly giving his opinions, he would quietly lay himself asleep until the end of their
1. Want of edge or point; dullness; obtuseness; want of sharpness.
The multitude of elements and bluntness of angles.
2. Abruptness of address; rude plainness. "Bluntness of speech." Boyle.
(Blunt"-wit`ted) n. Dull; stupid.
Blunt-witted lord, ignoble in demeanor!
(Blur) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blurred (blûrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Blurring.] [Prob. of same origin as blear.
1. To render obscure by making the form or outline of confused and uncertain, as by soiling; to smear; to
make indistinct and confused; as, to blur manuscript by handling it while damp; to blur the impression of
a woodcut by an excess of ink.
But time hath nothing blurred those lines of favor
Which then he wore.
2. To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken.
Her eyes are blurred with the lightning's glare.
J. R. Drake.
3. To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation.
Sarcasms may eclipse thine own,
But can not blur my lost renown.
Syn. To spot; blot; disfigure; stain; sully.
1. That which obscures without effacing; a stain; a blot, as upon paper or other substance.
As for those who cleanse blurs with blotted fingers, they make it worse.
2. A dim, confused appearance; indistinctness of vision; as, to see things with a blur; it was all blur.
3. A moral stain or blot.
Lest she . . . will with her railing set a great blur on mine honesty and good name.