obtuse definition

  • adjective:
    • Lacking quickness of perception or intellect.
    • described as too little cleverness or susceptibility: an obtuse comment.
    • perhaps not distinctly felt: an obtuse discomfort.
    • maybe not sharp, pointed, or severe in form; blunt.
    • Having an obtuse direction: an obtuse triangle.
    • Botany. Having a blunt or curved tip: an obtuse leaf.
    • Blunt; not sharp.
    • Intellectually dull or dim-witted.
    • Indirect or circuitous.
    • Of noise: deadened or muffled.
    • Of an angle: higher than 90 levels but significantly less than 180 levels.
    • Of a triangle: with one obtuse angle.
    • Not pointed or intense; blunt; -- used esp. to perspectives more than the right position, or containing over ninety degrees.
    • lacking severe sensibility or perceptions; maybe not alert, specially to the emotions of others; lifeless; stupid.
    • Dull; deadened.
    • sluggish to understand or comprehend; lacking intellectual acuity
    • lacking in understanding or discernment
    • (of a leaf form) curved at apex
    • of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees
  • others:
    • Blunt; maybe not severe or pointed: placed on an angle, it denotes one that's bigger than a right angle, or of greater than 90°. See cuts under position.
    • In botany, dull, or rounded in the extremity: because, an obtuse leaf, sepal, or petal.
    • Dull; with a lack of acuteness of sensibility: stupid: since, he is extremely obtuse; his perceptions tend to be obtuse.
    • Not shrill; obscure; lifeless: as, an obtuse sound.

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