+0

Do 'point-blank' and 'pointedly' mean the same?


Such as, in these sentences:


a) "He asked me to work on the weekend, but I refused point-blank."


b) "He asked me to work on the weekend, but I pointedly refused."



--------------------



THANK YOU.

Comments  
Christine ChristieDo 'point-blank' and 'pointedly' mean the same?

No. The first sentence means that you refused bluntly. The second means that you don't know what "pointed" means. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pointed