Definitions for obtuseness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•tuseəbˈtus, -ˈtyus(adj.)

  1. not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; insensitive; dull.

  2. not sharp, acute, or pointed; blunt.

  3. (of a leaf, petal, etc.) rounded at the extremity.

    Category: Botany

  4. indistinctly felt or perceived, as pain or sound.

Origin of obtuse:

1500–10; < L obtūsus blunt; see obtund


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dullness, obtuseness(noun)

    the quality of being slow to understand

  2. obtuseness(noun)

    the quality of lacking a sharp edge or point


  1. obtuseness(Noun)

    Something that is obtuse

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obtuseness(noun)

    state or quality of being obtuse


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