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Synonyms for obtuse
əbˈtus, -ˈtyus

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Wiktionary

  1. obtuseadjective

    Synonyms:
    dense, deaden, blunt, obtuse-angled, thick, dull, dim-witted, dim, muffle

    Antonyms:
    acute-angled, quick off the mark, bright, sharp, clear, acute, on the ball, smart, pointed, intelligent, quick-witted

  2. obtuseadjective

    Blunt; not sharp.

    Synonyms:
    dull, dim-witted, dim, muffle, obtuse-angled, blunt, thick, deaden, dense

    Antonyms:
    sharp, smart, on the ball, quick off the mark, bright, quick-witted, clear, acute-angled, pointed, intelligent, acute

  3. obtuseadjective

    Intellectually dull or dim-witted.

    Synonyms:
    obtuse-angled, deaden, muffle, blunt, dense, dim-witted, dull, thick, dim

    Antonyms:
    bright, sharp, on the ball, acute-angled, pointed, quick-witted, smart, intelligent, clear, acute, quick off the mark

  4. obtuseadjective

    Indirect or circuitous.

    Synonyms:
    obtuse-angled, dim, dim-witted, thick, dull, muffle, deaden, blunt, dense

    Antonyms:
    clear, acute, acute-angled, intelligent, bright, quick off the mark, smart, sharp, pointed, on the ball, quick-witted

  5. obtuseadjective

    Of sound: deadened or muffled.

    Synonyms:
    deaden, dim-witted, dim, obtuse-angled, muffle, dull, blunt, thick, dense

    Antonyms:
    acute, quick-witted, intelligent, sharp, bright, clear, smart, acute-angled, quick off the mark, pointed, on the ball

  6. obtuseadjective

    Of an angle: greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees.

    Synonyms:
    muffle, dim, deaden, thick, blunt, obtuse-angled, dense, dull, dim-witted

    Antonyms:
    on the ball, bright, clear, pointed, smart, quick off the mark, sharp, acute-angled, acute, quick-witted, intelligent

  7. obtuseadjective

    Of a triangle: with one obtuse angle.

    Synonyms:
    dim-witted, thick, dense, muffle, deaden, obtuse-angled, blunt, dull, dim

    Antonyms:
    clear, sharp, acute-angled, on the ball, smart, quick-witted, acute, bright, pointed, quick off the mark, intelligent

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obtuse

    Synonyms:
    dull, stupid, unintelligent, stolid, doltish

    Antonyms:
    acute, clever, intelligent, quick, sharp

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obtuseadjective

    of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees

    Synonyms:
    dumb, dense, slow, dim, purblind, dull

    Antonyms:
    compound, smart, acute, discerning

  2. obtuseadjective

    (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex

    Synonyms:
    dumb, dense, slow, dim, purblind, dull

    Antonyms:
    compound, smart, discerning, acute

  3. obtuse, purblindadjective

    lacking in insight or discernment

    "too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior"; "a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin"- Jasper Griffin

    Synonyms:
    visually impaired, purblind, sand-blind, dull, visually challenged, near-blind, dense, dim, dumb, dim-sighted, slow

    Antonyms:
    smart, discerning, acute, compound

  4. dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slowadjective

    slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

    "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"

    Synonyms:
    vague, ho-hum, muted, sluggish, subdued, deadening, faint, mute, slow, thudding, boring, dumb, dense, irksome, black, silent, wispy, heavy, dim, purblind, muffled, tedious, impenetrable, dull, dimmed, speechless, shadowy, tiresome, softened, bleak, thick, wearisome, leaden

    Antonyms:
    discerning, acute, smart, compound

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obtuseadjective

    Synonyms:
    dull, stupid, stolid, doltish, blockish, stockish, heavy, slow, unintelligent, unintellectual, shallow, dull-witted, blunt-witted

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How to use obtuse in a sentence?

  1. Bret Hart:

    I think Martha, Owen's widow, she's a very obtuse, square-headed person. I think she's done more to erase my brother Owen's memory than she ever did to remember him.

  2. Denis Diderot:

    The following general definition of an animal: a system of different organic molecules that have combined with one another, under the impulsion of a sensation similar to an obtuse and muffled sense of touch given to them by the creator of matter as a whole, until each one of them has found the most suitable position for its shape and comfort.

  3. James Clyburn:

    But the onus, the responsibility lies with Senator McConnell to stop being so obtuse and get about the business of organizing this trial.

  4. Alfred Jarry:

    It is because the public are a mass -- inert, obtuse, and passive -- that they need to be shaken up from time to time so that we can tell from their bear-like grunts where they are -- and also where they stand. They are pretty harmless, in spite of their numbers, because they are fighting against intelligence.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Insight is an ability to gain uncommon, accurate and deep understanding into something or a situation which will eventually lead to problem solving or conflict resolution. However, irrespective of anybody's riches, affluence, pomp, intelligence or personality, without insight he or she is like the beasts that perish (Psalms 49:20). Now, that is to say evidently, right inside every genuine successful man or woman lies an insight. In other words, any meaningful and positive legacy or impact is traceable to insight. So, I ask? Are you insightful or unperceptive? Anyway, you should be and remain insightful and not at all obtuse. Therefore, quest for insight and showcase it in all you do. -Emeasoba George

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