- obturator crest,
- obturator foramen,
- obturator hernia,
- obturator nerve,
- obturator vein,
- obtuse angle,
- obtuse bisectrix,
- obtuse triangle,
Origin of obtuse
Examples from the Web for obtuse
Or at least not obtuse about The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.How to Get Laid in Brooklyn a la Adelle Waldman’s Nifty Novel of Manners|Tom LeClair|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is diminutive to meet, a coy and obtuse public speaker and a derivative thinker.
The second glume is membranous, ovate-oblong, obtuse, prominently 9-nerved.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses|Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Palpi short, stout, obtuse, obliquely ascending; third joint very small.
It should here be remembered that the “fine” system of Chicago places only the “obtuse” class in the Bridewell.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
Forces acting in the direction of lines forming an obtuse angle, will also produce motion in the diagonal of a parallelogram.Conversations on Natural Philosophy, in which the Elements of that Science are Familiarly Explained|Jane Haldimand Marcet and Thomas P. Jones
As Ning hesitated, Sun Wei pressed the knotted thong upon him until it would have been obtuse to disregard his meaning.Kai Lung's Golden Hours|Ernest Bramah
- (of an angle) lying between 90° and 180°
- (of a triangle) having one interior angle greater than 90°
Word Origin for obtuse
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.