BLUNT  

INTENSELY THICK so as to be UNABLE TO CUT.
UNSHARPENEDDULLWORNEDGELESS
Antonymy

SHARP

Kind Of

THICK

Old Chinese Criteria

[GENERAL/SPECIFIC]

1. The current general word for bluntness of any kind is dùn 鈍.

[GENERAL]

2. Cuò 挫 refers primarily to the act of making an object blunt.

[SPECIFIC]; [vt - caus]

Modern Chinese Criteria

禿

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vtoN : 5
  • vi : 4
  • vadN : 1

Attributions by text

  • 莊子 : 2
  • 韓非子 : 2
  • 墨子 : 1
  • 禮記 : 1
  • 管子 : 1
  • 淮南子 : 1
  • 老子 : 1
  • 荀子 : 1

Words

   cuò OC: skools MC: tsʷɑ 5 Attributions

Cuò 挫 refers primarily to the act of making an object blunt.

  • vtoNcausativeround off and make smooth; blunt (the sharpness of a blade)
  • vtoNcausativetake away the edge of, blunt (the will/mind)
  • vtoNpassivebe blunted
   dùn OC: - MC: duo̝n 2 Attributions

The current general word for bluntness of any kind is dùn 鈍.

  • vadNblunt, not sharp (metal object)
  • vibe blunt; be not sharp
   dùn OC: tuuns MC: tuo̝n 2 Attributions
  • vibe blunt, be dull (of edges of weapons) [loan for 鈍]
   zhū OC: djo MC: dʑi̯o 1 Attribution
  • vibe blunt 高誘 注on HNZ 11:" 楚 人謂刃頓為銖。"

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: