Dictionary Results for obtuse

1. obtuse - adjective

· of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees

Antonym(s): acute

2. obtuse - adjective

· (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex

3. obtuse - adjective

· 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(s): purblind

4. obtuse - adjective

· 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(s): dense, dim, dull, dumb, slow

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