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Dictionary definition for: Obtuse

1. (a) of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees

2. (s) of a leaf shape; rounded at the apex

3. (s) lacking in insight or discernment; "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"- Jasper Griffin

4. (s) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "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"- Thackeray; "dumb officials mak

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