Etymology
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bluntly (adv.)

early 15c., "gradually;" mid-15c., "unskillfully;" 1550s, "stupidly," from blunt (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "directly, abruptly" is from 1570s.

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Definitions of bluntly

bluntly (adv.)
in a blunt direct manner;
he spoke bluntly
Synonyms: bluffly / brusquely / flat out / roundly
From wordnet.princeton.edu