The multi-step process with baseball writers and then the Veterans Committee is model of obtuseness.
It has been said that his habit of tattooing is evidence of his obtuseness to pain; but it is not easy to see why.
It is from neglect to open our hearts to Nature, that obtuseness comes.
On the other hand, in respect to my impersonal opinions, I notice a little bewilderment, and some obtuseness.
obtuseness to the beauty and meaning of Nature sinks us to the level of the brutes.
Affectation is worse than obtuseness, for obtuseness is at least honest: it may mend its ways.
We had not, however, taken into account the obtuseness of a barbaric despot.
If that sentiment, that obtuseness to the massive horrors of war even when a son was involved, is widespread, the outlook is dark.
As soon as he had taken up a business, his obtuseness vanished.
He was matter-of-fact himself, but he could not comprehend the obtuseness of ignorance and self-occupation and youth.
early 15c., "dull, blunted," from Middle French obtus (fem. obtuse), from Latin obtusus "blunted, dull," also used figuratively, past participle of obtundere "to beat against, make dull," from ob "against" (see ob-) + tundere "to beat," from PIE *(s)tud-e- "to beat, strike, push, thrust," from root *(s)teu- "to push, stick, knock, beat" (cf. Latin tudes "hammer," Sanskrit tudati "he thrusts"). Sense of "stupid" is first found c.1500. Related: Obtusely; obtuseness.
obtuse ob·tuse (ŏb-tōōs', -tyōōs', əb-)
Lacking quickness of perception or intellect.
Not sharp or acute; blunt.