obtuse obtuse  /ɑb ˈtus/


  1. (adj) lacking in insight or discernment
  2. (adj) of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees
  3. (adj) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
  4. (adj) (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex



  • He was normally stupid but the dumb decision he took was really very obtuse.


  1. Album Review: The Lonely Island, “The Wack Album”

    The Lonely Island has returned with another obtuse comedy album that pokes fun at a variety of modern trends and genres—but mostly rap.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. How the Haswell Chip Makes the New MacBook Air Last 12 Hours

    New chips should excite you. Instead, the news reports you read whenever some new microprocessor is released are the dullest things in the world. They are obtuse and inscrutable, a mish-mash of numbers and acronyms for technologies you can’t really wrap your head around.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Wired News


  1. Mr Lewis described the government as "obtuse, dilatory and negligent about rolling out treatment".
    on Aug 18, 2006 By: Stephen Lewis Source: BBC News

  2. "We will not go along with an obtuse government that digs in its heels," Duceppe told a Quebec City audience. "Because if nothing changes, we are certainly going to get stuck. If (Prime Minister Stephen) Harper refuses to make these changes,...
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Gilles Duceppe Source: Toronto Star

  3. "It's an obtuse situation to be in when, at the ripe old age of 43, you find yourself suddenly trying to sing songs all the way through for the first time in your life," Depp said. "It's to say the least absurd and it was an odd feeling. So...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Johnny Depp Source: Reuters UK

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