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Definition of 'obtuse'

Adjective

  1. of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees
       Antonyms: acute
  2. of a leaf shape; rounded at the apex
  3. lacking in insight or discernment; "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
       Synonyms: purblind
  4. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "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"
       Synonyms: dense dim dull dumb slow


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