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1. obtuse

adjective. ['ɑːbˈtuːs'] lacking in insight or discernment.

Synonyms

  • undiscerning

Antonyms

  • increase
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • obtusus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Obtuse

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Example sentences of the word obtuse


1. Adverb
Many Googie buildings sport a roof that is close to 2/3 of an upside down obtuse triangle.

2. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Three of the letters in the English alphabet feature obtuse angles.

3. Noun, singular or mass
If you bounce from side to side, the obtuse angle in the center will end up crooked.

4. Verb, base form
But will that obtuse angle make a valid triangle with the other information you have?

5. Verb, past participle
The letters X, K and Y all have obtuse angles that are not noticeable right away.

6. Adjective
Now you can drop the paper parachute on its obtuse side so that it floats to the ground.

Quotes containing the word obtuse


1. Were you always such a stubborn, blind, obtuse girl?”“Are you calling me stupid?”“Yes, but in a more poetic way!”“Well, here’s a poem for you. Get lost!
- Colleen Houck

2. Although, I admit, I desire,Occasionally, some backtalkFrom the mute sky, I can't honestly complain:A certain minor light may stillLean incandescentOut of kitchen table or chairAs if a celestial burning tookPossession of the most obtuse objects now and then --
- Sylvia Plath, The Collected Poems

2. obtuse-angled_triangle

noun. a triangle that contains an obtuse interior angle.

Synonyms

  • trilateral
  • obtuse triangle
  • trigon

Antonyms

  • right triangle
  • unilateral
  • nonreciprocal

3. obtuse

adjective. ['ɑːbˈtuːs'] slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.

Synonyms

  • dense
  • stupid
  • dumb
  • dim
  • dull

Antonyms

  • sudden
  • fast
  • hurried
  • rush

Etymology

  • obtusus (Latin)

4. obtuse

adjective. ['ɑːbˈtuːs'] (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex.

Synonyms

  • simple

Antonyms

  • interesting
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • obtusus (Latin)
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