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Meaning of “obtuse” in the English Dictionary

"obtuse" in British English

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obtuseadjective

uk   /əbˈtjuːs/  us   /ɑːbˈtuːs/
  • obtuse adjective (ANGLE)

specialized mathematics (of an ​angle) more than 90° and less than ​180°
obtusely
adverb uk   us   /-li/ formal
obtuseness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/ formal
(Definition of obtuse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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obtuseadjective

 us   /əbˈtus, ɑb-/
  • obtuse adjective (ANGLE)

geometry (of an ​angle) more than 90° and less than 180°, or (of a ​triangle) ​containing an ​angle of more than 90° and less than 180°
  • obtuse adjective (STUPID)

stupid or ​slow to ​understand: I’m not ​trying to be obtuse, but I don’t get it.
(Definition of obtuse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “obtuse”
in Spanish obtuso…
in Vietnamese tù (góc)…
in Malaysian cakah…
in Thai ซึ่งเป็นมุมป้าน…
in French obtus…
in German stumpf…
in Chinese (Simplified) 角度, (角度)钝角的…
in Indonesian tumpul…
in Chinese (Traditional) 角度, (角度)鈍角的…
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