Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Obtuse (Page: 993)

Ob*tuse" (?). a. [Compar. Obtuser (); superl. Obtusest.] [L. obtusus, p.p. of obtundere to blunt: cf. F. obtus. See Obtund.]

1. Not pointed or acute; blunt; -- applied esp. to angles greater than a right angle, or containing more than ninety degrees.

2. Not having acute sensibility or perceptions; dull; stupid; as, obtuse senses. Milton.

3. Dull; deadened; as, obtuse sound. Johnson.