Variant of obtuse
- not sharp or pointed; blunt
- greater than 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees: an obtuse angle
- slow to understand or perceive; dull or insensitive
- not producing a sharp impression; not acute: an obtuse pain
Origin: L obtusus, blunted, dull, past participle of obtundere: see obtund
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