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Synonyms for point-blank

Adjective

1. blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder, direct (vs. indirect)
usage: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; "blunt talking and straight shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them my candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a forthright approach to the problem"; "tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"; "it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"; "plainspoken and to the point"; "a point-blank accusation"
2. point-blank, direct (vs. indirect)
usage: close enough to go straight to the target; "point-blank range"; "a point-blank shot"

Adverb

1. point-blank
usage: in a direct and unequivocal manner; "I asked him point-blank whether he wanted the job"
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