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    Dear teachers,

    What could be the best antonym for the word "sharp" in the following context?

    The tip of my pencil is very sharp.

    Thanks.

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    Re: sharp

    Blunt.

    We just say, "My pencil is very blunt".

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    Re: sharp

    Dull.

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    Re: sharp

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Dull.
    I, a speaker of BrE, might use dull of a blade that was not sharp, but not of a pencil.

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    Re: sharp

    And I guess we've discovered another regional difference. I wouldn't say "blunt."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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