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See definition of obtuse on Dictionary.com
  • adj.slow to understand
  • adj.blunt, not sharp

synonyms for obtuse

  • dense
  • dopey
  • dull
  • dumb
  • imperceptive
  • insensitive
  • opaque
  • slow on uptake
  • stolid
  • thick
  • uncomprehending
  • unintelligent
See also synonyms for: obtusely / obtuseness

antonyms for obtuse

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  • bright
  • intelligent
  • pointed
  • quick
  • sharp
  • smart
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How to use obtuse in a sentence

The gaming-related features of a TV are, surprisingly, slightly less obtuse.
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If the domestic workload happened to fit into the rough equivalent of the hours your partner spends at paid work, then I suppose it would make a kind of obtuse, bean-counting sense that you do “all” house and kid stuff.
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It revealed the obtuse toxicity of privilege, how desperation morphs into resignation for the marginalized, and how everyone’s personal journey is monumental, no matter how small it might seem to the outside world.
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One that represented what the Games are supposed to be about and validated my foolish decision to spend every hour outside of work watching the often obtuse and ignorant coverage of events.
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Devi’s relationship with Ben encourages her to extend empathy toward those she has written off, while Paxton’s often obtuse behavior teaches her to stand up for what she deserves.
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The iPhone makes these notices prominent, if the language is a little obtuse.
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No trail was so obtuse, no thicket so dense that members of that regiment would not track them to their lair.
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Either Mrs. Morgan was obtuse or ignorant, for she gave no response for some time to Mary's stream of words.
THE LIFE OF THOMAS WANLESS, PEASANTALEXANDER JOHNSTONE WILSON
Much as Jethro had blundered, and obtuse as he was in many things, he understood what had taken place.
THE PHANTOM OF THE RIVEREDWARD S. ELLIS
The second Swastika has its ends bent at an obtuse angle to the left, and at the extremities the lines taper to a point.
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WORDS RELATED TO OBTUSE

  • boneheaded
  • dense
  • dimwitted
  • doltish
  • dumb
  • empty-headed
  • loggerheaded
  • obtuse
  • simple
  • simpleminded
  • thick-skulled
  • thickheaded
  • unintelligent
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