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"obtuse" in British English

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obtuseadjective

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

specialized mathematics (of an angle) more than 90° and less than 180°
obtusely
adverb uk   /əbˈtʃuːs.li/ us   /ɑːbˈtuːs.li/ formal
obtuseness
noun [U] uk   /əbˈtʃuːs.nəs/ us   /ɑːbˈtuːs.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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