Meaning of OBTUSE in English


[ob.tuse] adj ; -est [ME, fr. L obtusus blunt, dull, fr. pp. of obtundere to beat against, blunt, fr. ob- against + tundere to beat--more at ob-, contusion] (15c) 1 a: not pointed or acute: blunt b (1) of an angle: exceeding 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees (2): having an obtuse angle "an ~ triangle"--see triangle illustration c of a leaf: rounded at the free end

2. a: lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility or intellect: insensitive, stupid b: difficult to comprehend: not clear or precise in thought or expression syn see dull -- adv -- ob.tuse.ness n

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