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    obtuse - Dictionary definition and meaning for word obtuse

    (adj) of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees Definition
    (adj) (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex Definition
    (adj) lacking in insight or discernment
    Synonyms : purblind
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (adj) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    Synonyms : dense , dim , dull , dumb , slow
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    • dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
    • he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse
    • worked with the slow students
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obtuse

obtuse refers to angles between two lines which is >90 degrees.....the line appears like its leaning towards the wall which is inactive and stupid

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imagine a pencil tip...the more obtuse the angle between the two edges of the tip...the more blunt the tip is..

obtuse = big/fat so it means moti buddhi ha ha ha

Obtuse..."of little use"

opposite of ACUTE with respect to all meanings...

an Obtuse angle (>90) takes more time to close than an acute angle;likewise, it takes more time for an Obtuse person to get a hint, idea, etc than for an acute (intelligent) person

Like an obtuse angle, a FOOL's mouth will be always wide open(speaking uselessly)

obtuse-I still remember my childhood time when i was unable to answer the value of the obtuse angle because i was mentally dull

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