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  1. obtuseness

    Stupidity is sometimes loosely used for temporary dulness or partial stupor, but chiefly for innate and chronic dulness and sluggishness of mental action, obtuseness of apprehension, etc. Apathy may be temporary, and be dispelled by appeal to the feelings or by the presentation of an adequate motive, but stupidity is inveterate and commonly incurable. Compare APATHY; IDIOCY; STUPOR.

    Synonyms:
    apathy, dulness, insensibility, slowness, sluggishness, stupefaction, stupidity, stupor

    Antonyms:
    acuteness, alertness, animation, brilliancy, cleverness, intelligence, keenness, quickness, readiness, sagacity, sense, sensibility

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dullness, obtusenessnoun

    the quality of being slow to understand

    Synonyms:
    bluntness, dullness

    Antonyms:
    acuteness

  2. obtusenessnoun

    the quality of lacking a sharp edge or point

    Synonyms:
    dullness

    Antonyms:
    acuteness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obtusenessnoun

    Synonyms:
    bluntness

  2. obtusenessnoun

    Synonyms:
    dulness, stupidity, stolidity, doltishness, shallowness

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