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Meaning of 钝

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(Trad.: 鈍)
Pinyin: dùn
English Definition: blunt; stupid
Chinese Definition:
①不锋利,不快,引申为不顺利:这把刀真钝。成败利钝。
②笨,不灵活:钝滞(a.迟钝呆滞;b.不锋利)。迟钝。愚钝。拙嘴钝舌。
③快利锐。
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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (metal) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ tún ] village, hamlet; camp; station
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Example Words
迟钝 chí dùn slow in one's reactions; sluggish (in movement or thought)
愚钝 dùn stupid; slow-witted
钝角 dùn jiǎo obtuse angle
鲁钝 dùn stupid; slow on the uptake
成败利钝 chéng bài dùn succeed or fail, sharp or blunt (idiom); advantages and disadvantages; success and failure; You win some, you lose some.
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Example Sentences
1
But all I remember is walking down a hallway of horrors, with one burly, blunt-nosed dog after another in some state of distress.
2
500
Except for the most obtuse of market watchers, pretty much everyone has remarked on the recent lockstep inverse correlation seen between the S&P 500-stock index.
3
When learning computer programming, I found it helpful to look at a function like a pencil sharpener. A parameter was a dull pencil, inside processes sharpened and returned a sharp pencil.
4
使
Using them like a blunt instrument can hinder rather than help achieve the desired result.
5
My pencil is blunt, could you lend me a knife to sharpen it?