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Example sentences 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.
British Dictionary definitions for obtuseness
- (of an angle) lying between 90° and 180°
- (of a triangle) having one interior angle greater than 90°