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ADJECTIVE (4)

1. of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees;

2. (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex;

3. lacking in insight or discernment;
- Example: "too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior"
- Example: "a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin"- Jasper Griffin
[syn: obtuse, purblind]

4. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;
- Example: "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"
- Example: "never met anyone quite so dim"
- Example: "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray
- Example: "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"
- Example: "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"
- Example: "worked with the slow students"
[syn: dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Obtuse \Ob*tuse"\ a. [Compar. Obtuser; superl. Obtusest.] [L. obtusus, p. p. of obtundere to blunt: cf. F. obtus. See Obtund.] 1. Not pointed or acute; blunt; -- applied esp. to angles greater than a right angle, or containing more than ninety degrees. [1913 Webster] 2. Not having acute sensibility or perceptions; not alert, especially to the feelings of others; dull; stupid; as, obtuse senses. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Dull; deadened; as, obtuse sound. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] Obtuse-angled
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

obtuse adj 1: of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees [ant: 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 [syn: obtuse, 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" [syn: dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

118 Moby Thesaurus words for "obtuse": abrupt, affectless, anesthetized, arctic, asleep, autistic, benumbed, bluff, blunt, blunt-edged, blunt-ended, blunt-pointed, blunt-witted, blunted, bluntish, boneheaded, callous, catatonic, chill, chilly, cloddish, cold, cold as charity, cold-blooded, coldhearted, cool, dead, deadened, dense, dim, dim-witted, dispassionate, doltish, dopey, drugged, dull, dull of mind, dull-edged, dull-headed, dull-pated, dull-pointed, dull-witted, dulled, dullish, edgeless, emotionally dead, emotionless, faired, fat-witted, frigid, frosted, frosty, frozen, gross-headed, heartless, heavy, hebetudinous, icy, immovable, impassible, impassive, imperceptive, impercipient, inexcitable, insensate, insensible, insensitive, insentient, insusceptible, loutish, lumpish, mentally retarded, nonemotional, numb, numbed, oafish, obdurate, objective, out of touch, passionless, pointless, rounded, self-absorbed, simple, slow, slow-witted, sluggish, smoothed, soulless, spiritless, stolid, thick, thick-brained, thick-headed, thick-pated, thick-skinned, thick-witted, thickheaded, thickskulled, unaffectionate, unedged, unemotional, unfeeling, unfelt, unimpassioned, unimpressionable, unloving, unpassionate, unperceptive, unpointed, unresponding, unresponsive, unsharp, unsharpened, unsusceptible, unsympathetic, untouchable, wooden