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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
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antonyms for obtuse

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

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.
THE 2021 OLYMPICS ARE AN INSPIRING, INFURIATING SHITSHOWKEVIN FALLONJULY 30, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
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.
THE TEEN LOVE TRIANGLE IS A COMPLICATED TV TRADITION. ‘NEVER HAVE I EVER’ ACTUALLY PULLS IT OFF.SONIA RAOJULY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The iPhone makes these notices prominent, if the language is a little obtuse.
APPLE’S AIRTAG TRACKERS MADE IT FRIGHTENINGLY EASY TO ‘STALK’ ME IN A TESTGEOFFREY FOWLERMAY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
No trail was so obtuse, no thicket so dense that members of that regiment would not track them to their lair.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
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.
THE SWASTIKATHOMAS WILSON
Directly across from them at a table which formed a wide obtuse angle with theirs were four girls.
MARJORIE DEAN COLLEGE FRESHMANPAULINE LESTER
The head is more rounded, the muzzle more obtuse, the tail shorter, than in members of the preceding family.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
Here another line of marked trees was found, the course of which formed an obtuse angle with the one we had followed.
A YEAR IN THE FIELDSJOHN BURROUGHS
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WORDS RELATED TO OBTUSE

  • boneheaded
  • dense
  • dimwitted
  • doltish
  • dumb
  • empty-headed
  • loggerheaded
  • obtuse
  • simple
  • simpleminded
  • thick-skulled
  • thickheaded
  • unintelligent
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.