HyperDic: obtuse

English > 4 senses of the word obtuse:
ADJECTIVEallobtuseof an angle
allobtuse(of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex
allobtuse, purblindlacking in insight or discernment
allobtuse, dense, dim, dull, dumb, slowslow to learn or understand
obtuse > pronunciation
Soundsaabtuw's
Rhymesabstruse ... Zeus: 40 rhymes with uws...
English > obtuse: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees.
OppositeacuteOf an angle
Spanishobtuso
Catalanobtús
English > obtuse: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex.
Broadersimple, unsubdivided(botany) of leaf shapes
Spanishobtuso
Catalanobtús
Nounsobtusenessthe quality of lacking a sharp / sharp edge or point
English > obtuse: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking in insight or discernment.
Example"too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior"
Synonympurblind
Broaderundiscerninglacking discernment
Spanishobtuso, turbulento
Nounsobtusenessthe quality of being slow to understand
English > obtuse: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningSlow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.
Example "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"
Synonymsdense, dim, dull, dumb, slow
Broaderstupidlacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
Spanishcorto, estúpido, lento, obtuso, pasmado, tonto, torpe
Catalanaturat, curt, estúpid, gamarús, lent, obtús, pallús
Nounsobtusenessthe quality of being slow to understand
Adverbsobtuselyin a stupid manner

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