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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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It amasses a wealth of meticulously researched detail, gradually building up into a detailed picture of the world in which Powell lived and worked--the facts and figures, the percentages, the scams and stratagems, the petty arguments, the official obtuseness. The most robust personality might have shrunk when faced with the sheer nastiness of it all.
required a King James biblical lexicon to do it justice" and to "bring the play alive all the more for being relieved of Douglas's high-flown verbiage and grammatical obtuseness" (xx).
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Nolde's regrettable advocacy of Nazism seems to have been the result of nationalistic obtuseness. Yet be was not closed to the outside world, and beyond northern Europe was especially drawn to the 'primitive'.
His excessive pandering towards Israel on a recent trip there where he offered an entirely unnecessary security guarantee to Israel, combined with an unfathomable obtuseness about the occupation of the Palestinian land, plus his vote for cruel sanctions against Iran have already made him an embarrassment to many of his antiwar conservatives and libertarian supporters.
In comparison to similar authors, he's like Faulkner without the density, Stein without the obtuseness, or Thomas Wolfe without the extravagance; of those, he's closest to Wolfe.
If the answer is no, then it shows the US' moral and political obtuseness and this develops a sense of wariness and outright suspicion of US involvement in the political crisis that gripped the nation.
These facts also demonstrate the obtuseness of Mr Abbott s claims on Sunday that the Australian economy isn t growing; they demonstrate just what my predecessor Mr Costello meant when he said Mr Abbott has no aptitude for economics and why Mr Hewson described him as genuinely innumerate.
The theorist of eradicating the notion of Arabism and promoter of uprooting the Baath Party in Iraq and in Syria, Fouad Ajami, wrote: "The sight of Hillary Clinton cutting a rug on the dance floor this week in South Africa gives away the moral obtuseness of America's chief diplomat.
Their recommendations which have a veneer of obtuseness are actually grounded in an innovative proprietary method for conducting research and analysis.
Yet in a remarkable display of obtuseness, the international community, putatively concerned with peace between Sudan and South Sudan, refuses to hear what the regime is actually saying.