Origin of obtuse
OTHER WORDS FROM obtuse
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH obtuseabstruse, obtuse
How to use obtuse in a sentence
Japanese geishas and Arab sheiks are also obtusely name-checked.GM Is Racist, Pepsi Is Sexist & More in the Week in Offensive Ads (Video)|Kevin Fallon|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But that's just being wrong about something, maybe even obtusely so, but it isn't lying.
The city marshal obtusely didn't look inside the door for visual evidences of any trouble within; he would listen to no reason.Back Home|Irvin S. Cobb
When do women want the bulky, solid reasons obtusely demanded by men before they can be enemies?The Woman With The Fan|Robert Hichens
Branches obtusely 4-sided, hairy; flowers pale lilac, in interrupted panicles, agreeably sweet-scented in late summer.Trees of the Northern United States|Austin C. Apgar
The neck and legs are short; the ears are likewise short, obtusely pointed, and lie close to the head.Oregon and Eldorado|Thomas Bulfinch
Achene obtusely triangular, partly 3-celled, enclosed in the indurated calyx.
British Dictionary definitions for obtuse
- (of an angle) lying between 90° and 180°
- (of a triangle) having one interior angle greater than 90°