Definition of OBTUSE

Adjective : OBTUSE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees ;

  • 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 ;

  • 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" ;

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