obtuseness obtuseness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being slow to understand
  2. (n) the quality of lacking a sharp edge or point

Usage(s):

  1. But that obtuseness seems--finally and mercifully--to be changing.
  2. But Bush underestimated the depth of Sununu's ethical obtuseness and his zeal at finding a way around the rules.
  3. Indeed, it is this same Saudi sense of entitlement and obtuseness that was seen following 9.

Quotes

  1. "The mayor's position on abortion couldn't be more repugnant to pro-lifers" said Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. "It shows a moral obtuseness...
    on May 11, 2007 By: Richard Land Source: New York Times

  2. St. Ignatius Loyola describes it as "an obtuseness of soul, turmoil within it, an impulsive motion toward low and earthly things, or a disquiet from various agitations and temptations."
    on Mar 8, 2008 By: St Ignatius of Loyola Source: America Magazine (subscription)

  3. "I have to say I have my own list of objections that I can peruse at my leisure, not least of which is an almost comic obtuseness regarding women and race . . . which I have to say even he admits to," Morrison said as she presented him the...
    on Nov 11, 2007 By: Toni Morrison Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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