Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Greater than a right angle; rounded; dull; stupid; insensible.

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Usage examples "obtuse":

  1. In shape they are elongated ovals, generally very obtuse at both ends, and many of them exhibiting cylindrical or pyriform tendencies. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
  2. His obtuse intellect had gathered that in some way Fanny was in danger, and away he flew over bushes, briers, rocks and ditches. - "Tempest and Sunshine", Mary J. Holmes.
  3. They kindly offered to let us use it provided we purchased six first- class tickets, and were too obtuse to comprehend why we objected to paying six fares for a car that could not possibly admit more than three people. - "Modern India", William Eleroy Curtis.