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Definition 1: of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees - [adjective denoting all]

Definition 2: (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(obtuse is similar to ...) (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions

Definition 3: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where obtuse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • so 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

Synonyms for obtuse in the sense of this definition

(obtuse is similar to ...) lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

Definition 4: lacking in insight or discernment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where obtuse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior
  • a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin

Synonyms for obtuse in the sense of this definition

(obtuse is similar to ...) lacking discernment

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