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Bluntly
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Blurt definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BLURT, v.t. [Allied probably to flirt, to throw.]
To throw out, or throw at random, hastily, or unadvisedly; to utter suddenly or inadvertently; commonly with out, and applied to words.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: utter impulsively; "He blurted out the secret"; "He blundered his stupid ideas" [syn: blurt out, blurt, blunder out, blunder, ejaculate]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Etymology: probably imitative Date: 1573 to utter abruptly and impulsively usually used with out blurter noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (usu. foll. by out) utter abruptly, thoughtlessly, or tactlessly. Etymology: prob. imit.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Blurt Blurt (bl[^u]rt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blurted; p. pr. & vb. n. Blurting.] [Cf. Blare.] To utter suddenly and unadvisedly; to divulge inconsiderately; to ejaculate; -- commonly with out. Others . . . can not hold, but blurt out, those words which afterward they forced to eat. --Hakewill. To blurt at, to speak contemptuously of. [Obs.] --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(blurts, blurting, blurted) If someone blurts something, they say it suddenly, after trying hard to keep quiet or to keep it secret. 'I was looking for Sally', he blurted, and his eyes filled with tears. VERB: V with quote, also V that

Moby Thesaurus

allude to, babble, be indiscreet, be unguarded, betray, betray a confidence, blab, blabber, blurt out, burst out, call attention to, comment, disclose, divulge, ejaculate, exclaim, give away, inform, inform on, interject, leak, let drop, let fall, let slip, make reference to, mention, muse, note, observe, opine, peach, rat, refer to, reflect, remark, reveal, reveal a secret, sing, speak, spill, spill the beans, squeal, stool, talk, tattle, tattle on, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, utter




 


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