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obtuse

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From Latin obtusus, past participle of obtundere (to strike at or upon, beat, blunt, dull), from ob (upon) + tundere (to strike).

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obtuse (comparative obtuser or more obtuse, superlative obtusest or most obtuse)

  1. (now chiefly botany, zoology) Blunt; not sharp.
  2. Intellectually dull or dim-witted.
  3. Indirect or circuitous.
  4. Of sound: deadened or muffled.
  5. (geometry) Of an angle: greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees.
  6. (geometry) Of a triangle: with one obtuse angle.

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obtuse

  1. feminine form of obtus

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obtūse

  1. vocative masculine singular of obtūsus