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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Definitions for obtuse

  1. Not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect.
  2. Not sharp, acute, or pointed; blunt in form.
  3. (Of a leaf, petal, etc.) rounded at the extremity.

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Citations for obtuse
"Excuse me?" Rose says, giving me the look I deserve, given the obtuse nature of my invitation. David Sosnowski, Vamped
That was always your failing. Too obtuse. Never able quite to get to the point. Or to make people realise when you have got there. Paul House, Dust Before the Wind
Origin of obtuse
Obtuse comes from the Latin word tundere which meant "to beat" and the prefix ob- meaning "against" because it referred to the process of beating metal until it was dull.
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