Definitions for obtuse

Definitions for (adj) obtuse

Main entry: dim, dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow

Definition: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

Usage: so dense he never understands anything I say to him; never met anyone quite so dim; although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick- Thackeray; dumb officials make some really dumb decisions; he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse; worked with the slow students

Main entry: purblind, obtuse

Definition: lacking in insight or discernment

Usage: too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior; a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin- Jasper Griffin

Main entry: obtuse

Definition: of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees

Main entry: obtuse

Definition: (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex

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