Synonyms for obtuse

Synonyms for (adjective) obtuse

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: stupid

Definition: lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: undiscerning

Definition: lacking discernment


Synonyms: obtuse

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

Similar words: unsubdivided, simple

Definition: (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions