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synonyms for obtuseness

  • bewilderment
  • disregard
  • illiteracy
  • insensitivity
  • blindness
  • callowness
  • crudeness
  • darkness
  • denseness
  • dumbness
  • fog
  • incapacity
  • incomprehension
  • innocence
  • nescience
  • oblivion
  • philistinism
  • rawness
  • sciolism
  • shallowness
  • simplicity
  • unawareness
  • unconsciousness
  • uncouthness
  • unenlightenment
  • unfamiliarity
  • vagueness
  • benightedness
  • empty-headedness
  • half-knowledge
  • inscience
  • lack of education
  • mental incapacity
  • naïveté
  • unscholarliness
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antonyms for obtuseness

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  • cognizance
  • understanding
  • competence
  • cultivation
  • education
  • experience
  • intelligence
  • knowledge
  • literacy
  • talent
  • wisdom
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    How to use obtuseness in a sentence

    In building their ambitiously archetypal saga, Koorzen and Harwood have pushed so far into the realm of the unconscious that their film becomes not only opaque, but obtuse.
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    It was also (p. 255) supposed valuable in cases of heaviness and obtuseness of intellect.
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    "What you are wearing now is pretty enough for anywhere," declared Sam Brewster, with masculine obtuseness.
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    I distrust all intellectual pretension that announces itself by obtuseness of palate!
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    "The flippancy of the half-educated is more obstructive to science than the obtuseness of the ignorant," said he.
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    She ached to tell her doleful brother what, with true masculine obtuseness, he never in the world would guess.
    THIRTYHOWARD VINCENT O'BRIEN
    Yet with an obtuseness that is even now a mystery to me, no one raised any objection.
    THE LOG OF A SEA-WAIFFRANK T. BULLEN
    Vashti's eyes rested on him for a second or two, in a kind of wondering despair at his obtuseness.
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    I shall not waste time by inquiring to which of the two classes your obtuseness should justly be assigned.
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    For there was one quality in Henry for which she was never prepared, however much she reminded herself of it: his obtuseness.
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