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Origin of obtuse
OTHER WORDS FROM obtuse
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH obtuseabstruse, obtuse
Example sentences from the Web for obtuse
The fruit or capsule is obtusely three-cornered, and about the size of a hazel-nut; it contains three cells each enclosing a seed.
Anterior wings (in the male) narrow, obtusely attenuated; in the female broader, and obliquely rounded.Zoological Illustrations, Volume I|William Swainson
The neck and legs are short; the ears are likewise short, obtusely pointed, and lie close to the head.Oregon and Eldorado|Thomas Bulfinch
The sloe-leaf (and also the white-thorn leaf,) as shewn in this sketch, is more rounded, and the leaf is obtusely pointed.A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons|Fredrick Accum
"She isn't poor; she is very well off," says Mr. Kelly, obtusely.Rossmoyne|Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for obtuse
- (of an angle) lying between 90° and 180°
- (of a triangle) having one interior angle greater than 90°