What is another word for bluntly?

782 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ blˈʌntli], [ blˈʌntli], [ b_l_ˈʌ_n_t_l_i]

Bluntly is a term used to describe a statement or action that is straightforward and direct. However, there are several synonyms for this word that can be used to convey the same meaning, including candidly, frankly, honestly, openly, and plainly. These words are useful when describing a situation where diplomacy or tact is not necessary, such as a conversation between close friends or family members, or when giving feedback to someone. Using synonyms for bluntly can also add variety and nuance to written or spoken language, making it more interesting and effective in conveying the intended message.

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What are the opposite words for bluntly?

Bluntly is an adverb that refers to the act of speaking or acting in a direct, clear, and straightforward manner. Some antonyms for the word bluntly include tactfully, politely, courteously, diplomatically, and graciously. These words signify a different approach to communication, one that is sensitive to the needs and feelings of the recipient. When one speaks tactfully or diplomatically, they are careful not to offend the listener, and they use language that is respectful and courteous. Conversely, when a statement is delivered bluntly, there is a sense of abruptness and insensitivity, which can lead to conflict and misunderstandings.

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Usage examples for Bluntly

Arline had told her bluntly that "the bunch" didn't want any coffee and cake.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
"I never could have believed you would behave so unlike yourself," she said; and Rem answered bluntly-"That Englishman has insulted me ever since he came into the room."
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
"I am not," said Pauline bluntly.
"Girls of the Forest"
L. T. Meade

Famous quotes with Bluntly

  • I should just put it bluntly, because we're all sort of friends here now - it's exceedingly likely that my greatest success is behind me. Oh, so Jesus, what a thought! You know that's the kind of thought that could lead a person to start drinking gin at nine o'clock in the morning, and I don't want to go there.
    Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The ruling idea of the politician - stated rather bluntly - is that those who are opposed to him exist for the purpose of being made to serve his ends, if he can get power enough in his hands to force these ends upon them.
    Auberon Herbert
  • To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel.
    Fran Lebowitz
  • To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation.
    Marilyn Monroe
  • Let me tell you quite bluntly that this king business has given me personally nothing but headaches.
    Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

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