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  • 1 Obtuse-angled — Ob*tuse an gled, obtuse angular ob*tuse an gu*lar, a. Having an obtuse angle; as, an obtuse angled triangle. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 obtuse-angular — Obtuse angled Ob*tuse an gled, obtuse angular ob*tuse an gu*lar, a. Having an obtuse angle; as, an obtuse angled triangle. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Obtuse — Ob*tuse a. [Compar. {Obtuser}; superl. {Obtusest}.] [L. obtusus, p. p. of obtundere to blunt: cf. F. obtus. See {Obtund}.] 1. Not pointed or acute; blunt; applied esp. to angles greater than a right angle, or containing more than ninety degrees.… …

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  • 4 Obtuse — may refer to: Obtuse angle, an angle of between 90 and 180 degrees, Obtuse triangle, a triangle with an internal angle of between 90 and 180 degrees, leaf shape, Linguistic ambiguity, lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility. This… …

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  • 5 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

  • 6 Obtuse barracuda — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …

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  • 7 obtuse angle — obtuse angled, obtuse angular /euhb toohs ang gyeuh leuhr, tyoohs /, adj. an angle greater than 90° but less than 180°. See diag. under angle. [1560 70] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 obtuse — (adj.) early 15c., from M.Fr. obtus (fem. obtuse), from L. obtusus blunted, dull, pp. of obtundere to beat against, make dull, from ob against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + tundere to beat, from PIE * (s)tud e to beat, strike, push, thrust, fr …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 obtuse triangle — obtuse′ tri′angle n. math. a triangle with one obtuse angle …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 obtuse — [adj1] slow to understand dense, dopey*, dull*, dumb, imperceptive, insensitive, opaque, slow on uptake*, stolid, thick, uncomprehending, unintelligent; concept 402 Ant. bright, intelligent, quick, smart obtuse [adj2] blunt, not sharp round,… …

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  • 11 obtuse / abstruse —    Obtuse means lacking quickness of wit or sensitivity, dull, dense : Brandon is so obtuse he doesn t even know when he is being insulted.    Abstruse means too difficult to understand for the average mind : The professor presented an abstruse… …

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  • 12 obtuse / abstruse —    Obtuse means lacking quickness of wit or sensitivity, dull, dense : Brandon is so obtuse he doesn t even know when he is being insulted.    Abstruse means too difficult to understand for the average mind : The professor presented an abstruse… …

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  • 13 obtuse — I adjective asinine, blockish, blunt, blunt witted, callous, dense, doltish, dronish, dull, dull witted, hebes, idiotic, ignorant, imbecilic, imperceptive, impercipient, insensitive, lumpish, moronic, oafish, obtusus, opaque, phlegmatic, retusus …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 obtuse — *dull, blunt Analogous words: insensitive, Unsensible, anesthetic, impassible: stolid, phlegmatic, *impassive Antonyms: acute Contrasted words: *sharp, keen: sensitive, susceptible, open, exposed (see LIABLE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 obtuse angle — obtuse′ an′gle n. math. an angle greater than 90° but less than 180° • Etymology: 1560–70 ob•tuse′ an′gled, adj …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 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. ORIGIN Latin obtusus, from obtundere beat ag …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 obtuse angle — noun an angle between 90 and 180 degrees • Hypernyms: ↑oblique angle * * * obtuse angled, obtuse angular /euhb toohs ang gyeuh leuhr, tyoohs /, adj. an angle greater than 90° but less than 180°. See diag. under angle. [1560 70] * * * obtuse angle …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 obtuse-angled — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective also obtuse angular | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ : having one or more angles that are obtuse * * * obtuseˈ angˈled or obtuseˈ angˈular adjective Having an angle greater than a right angle and less than 180º • • • Main Entry: ↑obtuse …

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  • 19 obtuse — [[t]əbtju͟ːs, AM tu͟ːs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is obtuse has difficulty understanding things, or makes no effort to understand them. [FORMAL] I ve really been very obtuse and stupid... I m a limited and obtuse clergyman while you re the… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 obtuse — adjective 1 slow to understand things, in a way that is annoying: an obtuse lout of a man | be obtuse (=pretend to not understand something): Is he being deliberately obtuse? 2 obtuse angle technical an angle between 90 and 180 degrees obtusely… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English