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obtuse

adjective uk   /əbˈtjuːs/ us    /ɑːbˈtuːs/

obtuse adjective (ANGLE)

specialized mathematics (of an angle) more than 90° and less than 180°

obtuse adjective (STUPID)

formal stupid and slow to understand, or unwilling to try to understand: Surely the answer's obvious - or are you being deliberately obtuse?
obtusely
adverb uk   /-li/ formal us  
obtuseness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ formal us  
Translations of “obtuse”
in Spanish obtuso…
in French obtus…
in German stumpf…
in Chinese (Traditional) 角度, (角度)鈍角的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 角度, (角度)钝角的…
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