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Overview of adj obtuse

The adj obtuse has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. obtuse

(of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees)

2. obtuse

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

3. obtuse, purblind

(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. dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow

(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")

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