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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Not quick to understand.

Usage examples (35)
  • Am an attendant lord, one that will do...Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse; At times, indeed, almost ridiculous- Almost, at times, the Fool."
  • Too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior
  • You need a new thesaurus, your reliance on the word obtuse is getting annoying.
  • All he’s doing is what all of you phonies do – speak in obtuse generalities. for more
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  • An "abstruse" professor may be deep, profound and hard to understand. Unfortunately, some of her students are "obtuse" or dull and slow-witted.
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