# or+obtuse

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**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] …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] …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.… …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… …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… …6

**Obtuse barracuda**— Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …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] * * * …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 …9

**obtuse triangle**— obtuse′ tri′angle n. math. a triangle with one obtuse angle …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,… …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… …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… …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 …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) …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 …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 …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 …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 …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… …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… …