Obtusity
Obtusity Ob*tu"si*ty, n. Obtuseness. --Lond. Quart. Rev. [1913 Webster]

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  • obtuse — adjective 1》 annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand. 2》 (of an angle) more than 90° and less than 180°. 3》 not sharp pointed or sharp edged; blunt. Derivatives obtusely adverb obtuseness noun obtusity noun Origin ME: from L. obtusus,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • obtuseness — n. 1. Bluntness. 2. Dulness, stupidity, stolidity, doltishness, obtusion, obtusity. 3. Dulness, obscurity …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • obtuse — [äb to͞os′, əbto͞os′; äbtyo͞os′, əbtyo͞os′] adj. [L obtusus, blunted, dull, pp. of obtundere: see OBTUND] 1. not sharp or pointed; blunt 2. greater than 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees [an obtuse angle]: see ANGLE1 3. slow to understand or… …   English World dictionary

  • obtuse — adj. 1 dull witted; slow to understand. 2 of blunt form; not sharp pointed or sharp edged. 3 (of an angle) more than 90° and less than 180°. 4 (of pain or the senses) dull; not acute. Derivatives: obtusely adv. obtuseness n. obtusity n. Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • ob|tu|si|ty — «uhb TOO suh tee, TYOO », noun, plural ties. 1. insensibility; dullness: »obtusity of the ear. 2. Figurative. folly; stupidity: »[His] purpose in parading this gallery of prophets is not to entertain us with the obtusities of our forebears but to …   Useful english dictionary

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