ob·tuse [uhb-toos, -tyoos] (previously 07-09-13)
1. not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull.
2. not sharp, acute, or pointed; blunt in form.
3. (of a leaf, petal, etc.) rounded at the extremity.
4. indistinctly felt or perceived, as pain or sound.
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dense, dopey, dull, dumb, insensitive, opaque, stolid, thick, unintelligent, uncomprehending, imperceptive, round, rounded
SYNONYMS FOR OBTUSE
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1. unfeeling, tactless, insensitive; blind, imperceptive, unobservant; gauche, boorish; slow, dim.
Origin: 1500–10; < Latin obtūsus dulled (past participle of obtundere), equivalent to ob-ob- + tūd-, variant stem of tundere to beat + -tus past participle suffix, with dt > s
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR OBTUSE
Or at least not obtuse about The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
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Bennett has a point, but, in a perilously obtuse way, he's also missing the point.
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Stupples plays Pete as an absurdly obtuse man-child who reads as David Brent without the mean streak.
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That fact makes it shockingly obtuse of Hyundai to make mockery of the act in an ad for its new ix35.
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