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obtuse

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand.
  • (of an angle) more than 90° and less than 180°.
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Examples

My friend here has made an obtuse reference to someone watching us, and to keep our eyes open.

Saccheri proved that the hypothesis of the obtuse angle implied the fifth postulate, so obtaining a contradiction.

I frowned, wondering if he was deliberately being obtuse, like I had been with him earlier.

In addition, it differs from C. magna in the absence of a closed talonid basin of the m3 and in the obtuse shape of the parastylc of M3.

Lily wondered if he was deliberately being obtuse.

The LRF - 800’s performance in the field, especially on smaller objects and those with severely obtuse angles, remains to seen.

The fracture surfaces form acute and obtuse angles with the outer surface of the bone, and they exhibit no perturbations caused by split lines.

Klein was being deliberately obtuse it seems to me.

As if the obtuse angle between his thighs isn’t enough, Farrell is actually leaning back in his chair.

This is not because they are obtuse or stupid or misdirected.

He’s bipolar and I’m completely obtuse to someone’s behaviour, so it’s a perfect match.

I wouldn’t say these guys were necessarily trying for a hit… they’re too obtuse for such a crass act.

When she says Home is “quite difficult to describe” because “it doesn’t have a plot “, McCartney isn’t being awkward or obtuse, just careful.

At the first obtuse fact and boring tangent, readers will ditch them.

It is a luxuriant plant with opposite oblong and obvoate leaves which abruptly acuminate apically and are obtuse to basally rounded.

The ileocaecal angle is distorted and often obtuse.

I have noted from reading Hansard and other reports that some members in this House are being deliberately obtuse on this matter.

Walls unexpectedly meet at acute and obtuse angles rather than commonplace right angles.

Worse again, he put together arrangements for his music which were obtuse and wilfully difficult.

Luskin tells Isikoff he did nothing wrong but now concedes “I was completely obtuse about the optics of the situation.”

One caveat here for the stick-right or stick-left position - be careful not to throw the dice at an obtuse angle to the back wall.

Arcomytilus has a truncated posterior flank between two low, obtuse ridges not found on Nodomytilus.

The domes are obtuse and flat and are quite distant from each other.

Really, I can’t understand how Raspberry would be so obtuse to confuse cause and effect.

The deadpan humour behind their stone-faced radical posturing and deliberately obtuse lyrics were certainly overlooked by many.

These students had studied different types of angles e.g., acute, straight and obtuse angles, and discussed the notion of adjacent angles.

When Stephen Sondheim’s Follies arrived in 1971, we critics were pretty obtuse about it.

The sepals are obtuse to rounded, but never retuse as in some plants of L. racemulosa.

Those who don’t get this are either sadly uninformed or deliberately obtuse.

The largest angle of an obtuse triangle is more than 90 degrees, and the largest angle of an acute triangle is less than 90 degrees.