- n the quality of being slow to understand
- n the quality of lacking a sharp edge or point
- But that obtuseness seems--finally and mercifully--to be changing.
- This year, as every year, the struggle against disease was a grab bag of good and bad--vision and shortsightedness, courage and obtuseness, scientific masterstrokes and experiments .
- But Bush underestimated the depth of Sununu's ethical obtuseness and his zeal at finding a way around the rules.
- Richard Land in New York Times
The mayor's position on abortion couldn't be more repugnant to pro-liferssaid Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. "It shows a moral obtuseness...
- St Ignatius of Loyola in America Magazine (subscription)
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."
- Toni Morrison in Philadelphia Inquirer
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...