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ob·tuse

(ob-tūs'),
1. Dull in intellect; of slow understanding.
2. Blunt; not acute.
[see obtund]

ob·tuse

(ob-tūs')
1. Dull in intellect; of slow understanding.
2. Blunt; not acute.
See: obtund

obtuse

(ŏb-tūs′) [L. obtusus]
1. Not pointed or acute; dull or blunt.
2. Of dull mentality.

obtuse

blunt.
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Authors with puritan sympathies consistently appear here as obtuse, vindictive, and repressed, except when Almond approves of the ideas found in the passages he cites: in these cases, we are not reminded that, say, Thomas Goodwin is a puritan.
military English is loaded with acronyms and very precise, yet obtuse, language.
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We differ in our beliefs with Islam, but we will never win them over to Christ by acting in a crass, obtuse, insensitive or tactless manner.
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