Definitions for obtuseəbˈtus, -ˈtyus
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of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees
(of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex
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
dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow(adj)
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"
Blunt; not sharp.
Intellectually dull or dim-witted.
Indirect or circuitous.
Of sound: deadened or muffled.
Of an angle: greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees.
Of a triangle: with one obtuse angle.
Origin: From obtusus, past participle of obtundere, from + .
not pointed or acute; blunt; -- applied esp. to angles greater than a right angle, or containing more than ninety degrees
not having acute sensibility or perceptions; dull; stupid; as, obtuse senses
dull; deadened; as, obtuse sound
Origin: [L. obtusus, p. p. of obtundere to blunt: cf. F. obtus. See Obtund.]
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- obtúsCatalan, Valencian
- stumpf, beschränkt, begriffsstutzigGerman
- αμβλύς, αμβλύνους, κουτόςGreek
- obtuso, romoSpanish
- vaimea, hidasälyinen, tylppä, hidasjärkinen, tylsä, vaimennettuFinnish
- obtuse, obtus, sourdFrench
- глупав, тап, глупMacedonian
- afgestompt, bot, gesmoordDutch
- ałhiʼdiidzoNavajo, Navaho
- obtuso, bronco, parvo, abafadoPortuguese
- притуплённый, тупой, недалёкий, приглушённыйRussian
- dov, trubbig, tjockskallig, slö, trögSwedish
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