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     adj 1: of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees [ant: {acute}]
     2: of a leaf shape; rounded at the apex
     3: lacking in insight or discernment; "too obtuse to grasp the
        implications of his behavior"; "a purblind oligarchy that
        flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to
        the dustbin"- Jasper Griffin [syn: {purblind}]
     4: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;
        "so dense he never understands anything I say to him";
        "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at
        classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly
        quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb
        decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being
        deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
        [syn: {dense}, {dim}, {dull}, {dumb}, {slow}]
Source: WordNet® 2.0

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