- obturator crest,
- obturator foramen,
- obturator hernia,
- obturator nerve,
- obturator vein,
- obtuse angle,
- obtuse bisectrix,
- obtuse triangle,
Origin of obtuse
Examples from the Web for obtuseness
The multi-step process with baseball writers and then the Veterans Committee is model of obtuseness.
He forgot that he had in him the beginnings of a great painter in remembering that he had shown the obtuseness of an ass.Rose MacLeod|Alice Brown
Neither does 'back-veldt' obtuseness and narrow-minded bigotry and indiscreet loquacity, Meinheer van Hert.The Rhodesian|Gertrude Page
The monster is not outside ourselves; it is created and sustained by the hardness of our hearts and the obtuseness of our brains.Mountain Meditations|L. Lind-af-Hageby
I recollect now that Judith has rallied me on my obtuseness.The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne|William J. Locke
It was also (p. 255) supposed valuable in cases of heaviness and obtuseness of intellect.
- (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.