Discussion in 'English Only' started by zorspas, Apr 13, 2007.
What does "blunt-spoken" means?
It describes a person who speaks their mind, very directly, without having concern for the feelings of the person being spoken to.
When one speaks "bluntly" one is often speaking very directly about the subject matter...without taking the time/effort to put things "delicately" so as not to offend anybody.
"Blunt-spoken" suggests a person who makes a habit out of getting directly to what they think is the "heart of the matter."
Such persons often pride themselves on that characteristic, and see most other people as being hypocritical or lacking in the moral courage to state what they "truly" think in a forthright manner.
Blunt, as opposed to a sharp instrument which could be used to surgically and delicately accomplish an operation, without leaving much damage or a scar.
It is true that blunt-spoken individuals often feel that others are too sensitive, and too easily damaged.
Thanks a lot for your answers. I got it.
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