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English adjective: obtuse

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


Antonymsacute

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


Similarsimple, unsubdivided


Antonymscompound

3. obtuse lacking in insight or discernment


SamplesToo obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior.
A purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin.


Synonymspurblind


Similarundiscerning


Antonymsdiscerning

4. obtuse slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity


SamplesSo 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.
Dumb officials make some really dumb decisions.
He was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse.
Worked with the slow students.


Synonymsdense, dim, dull, dumb, slow


Similarstupid


Antonymssmart









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