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Obtuse meaning

obtuse - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Blunt; not pointed; greater than a right angle; stupid.

obtuse - examples of usage

  1. But is it not more probable that the secret of such success is poverty of personality rather than richness; and that so many people receive a share of friendship, of sympathy, of comprehension, because each receives only very little; because the universal friend is too obtuse to mind anybody's faults, and too obtuse, also, to mind anybody's great virtues? - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
  2. How obtuse he was! - "The Desert of Wheat", Zane Grey.
  3. He wondered whether the patrolman was as obtuse as he seemed. - "The Gray Phantom's Return", Herman Landon.
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