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Meaning & Definition of Obtuse in English

English

Obtuse

/ɑbtus/

adjective

1. Of an angle

  • Between 90 and 180 degrees
    synonym:
  • obtuse

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

    synonym:
  • obtuse

3. 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
    synonym:
  • obtuse
  • ,
  • purblind

4. 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 make some really dumb decisions"
  • "He was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"
  • "Worked with the slow students"
    synonym:
  • dense
  • ,
  • dim
  • ,
  • dull
  • ,
  • dumb
  • ,
  • obtuse
  • ,
  • slow