What does the word obtuse mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Obtuseness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Obtusely.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by William Eleroy Curtis
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