obtuse

[ɒbtjˈuːs], [ɒbtjˈuːs], [ɒ_b_t_j_ˈuː_s]

Definitions of obtuse:

  1.   Not pointed or acute; as, an obtuse angle; greater than a right angle; blunt; dull; stupid. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Blunt; not pointed or acute; denoting an angle larger than a right angle; dull; not sharp. Obtuse- angled, having obtuse angle. See Obtund. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Obtusely. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Blunt: not pointed: stupid: not shrill: ( geom.) greater than a right angle. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Not pointed or acute; being greater than a right angle, or one of 90°; dull; stupid; in bot., with a rounded or blunt termination. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Obtuseness. – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   Blunt; not pointed; greater than a right angle; stupid. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for obtuse:

  1. I think when kids just see well -crafted poetry, it's just obtuse to them. It's hard to relate to. – Jewel Kilcher

Usage examples for obtuse:

  1. “ A supply of paper points should always be at hand, and after selecting one of the proper size for the specimen, with an acute tip for a very small specimen and with a more obtuse point for a larger one, a small quantity of glue is applied to the tip by means of a pointed stick, such as a toothpick, the amount varying with the size of the specimen. ” – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley
  2. He was nervous on his own account, wrapt in his own piece of scheming, and obtuse – When Love Calls by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. Directly across from them at a table which formed a wide obtuse angle with theirs were four girls. ” – Marjorie Dean College Freshman by Pauline Lester
  4. “ Corder was one of those obtuse youths who can never take in more than one idea at a time. ” – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  5. It is needless to continue the tale; the reader cannot be so obtuse as not to notice the moral of it. ” – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  6. It would almost seem that in the case of a person so obtuse as Wang Ho is, more direct means would have to be employed." ” – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  7. I'm sorry I'm so obtuse but at least I can learn. ” – The Heart of Una Sackville by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  8. We ourselves, by the laborious cultivation of virtue, gradually modify the response of our will to certain suggestions, making it more sensitive to right impulses, more obtuse to evil impulses. ” – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  9. “ No doubt we're just as obtuse about a lot of things that will be just as simple and just as plain when their meaning is finally driven home." ” – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  10. “ I have not, overlooked the distinction taken by the reverend gentleman; though, I confess that, to a mind no less obtuse than my own, it is very little better than " a distinction without a difference." ” – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society

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