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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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6x eye length; anterior margin of clypeus shallowly emarginated, supraclypeal area flatly protruding to point of interantennal carinae, interantennal carinae very obtusely ridged between antennae, becoming gradually flattened, converging downward, very short, ending about at the ventral margin of toruli.
Stipules obtusely triangular or cordate, subpersistent; ovate leaf blade, elliptic, oblong or obovate densely tomentotellous, domatia, when present, of tuft type, (Fig.
Unwittingly, on boarding the stricken San Dominick, the helpful Captain Delano,"a person of singularly undistrustful good nature" (Melville 1966, 142), has boarded a ship on which a successful slave mutiny has taken place, but he obtusely fails to recognize this until the very end, because the slaves are forcing the captain, Benito Cereno, and the remaining Spanish crew to behave as if they are still in charge.
Among the oddities offered in two episodes available for review: A doctor who gathers his patients at his home for modestly perverse competitions (the winners get treatment); the obsessive career counselor who is released from prison to open a pen shop and to marry her obtusely idle lover; a stage mom and pop who make JonBenet Ramsey's parents seem perfectly rational; and a wiggy sex guru whose auto-erotic-asphyxiation machine (participants are placed in large rubber balls with masks straight from ``Outbreak'') goes horribly awry.
However, the non-singing, com-media dell'arte quartet that seemed to be controlling and/or reacting to the stage action, and the ever-moving frame mirror, were just more of Constant's over-produced, obtusely symbolic pieces of stage business.
On the one hand, the reporter's argument has some merit: the French modernist cinema in the wake of the New Wave failed to capture the public's imagination as it became either too obtusely personal--Jean-Luc Godard's Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991), for instance--or was co-opted by the commercial imperatives of the International Art Cinema: for example, Jean-Jacques Beineix' Betty Blue (1986).
Even more obtusely, those who subscribe to this notion also contend that relatively high tax burdens have practically no influence on businesses when they decide where to expand operations.
49) Such establishment figures were not obtusely unaware that they inadvertently fostered presbyterian sedition by touting puritan practical divinity, as the common interpretation of the origins of practical divinity implies; rather, they and ministers who had elected the route of presbyterianism worked out of a common Calvinist evangelical worldview.
Pleurocystidia: Obtusely fusoid-ventricose, 50-70 X 12-20 [micro]m.
She refers obtusely to Filegate as One of the Great Unsolved Mysteries of the Clinton administration, even though the case has been solved with the Clintons exonerated even by the independent counsel.
Put less obtusely, these tongue-in-cheek pictures explore contemporary horror by blurring the difference between art and reality.
Mr Britton is fine in a difficult role as the obtusely humorous Solyony, who finally and despairingly shoots the baron, his best friend, in a duel which we never see, something which deepens its ultimate tragedy,