[uh b-toos, -tyoos] /əbˈtus, -ˈtyus/
not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull.
not sharp, acute, or pointed; blunt in form.
(of a leaf, petal, etc.) rounded at the extremity.
indistinctly felt or perceived, as pain or sound.
mentally slow or emotionally insensitive
not sharp or pointed
indistinctly felt, heard, etc; dull: obtuse pain
(of a leaf or similar flat part) having a rounded or blunt tip
early 15c., “dull, blunted,” from Middle French obtus (fem. obtuse), from Latin obtusus “blunted, dull,” also used figuratively, past participle of obtundere “to beat against, make dull,” from ob “against” (see ob-) + tundere “to beat,” from PIE *(s)tud-e- “to beat, strike, push, thrust,” from root *(s)teu- “to push, stick, knock, beat” (cf. Latin tudes “hammer,” Sanskrit tudati “he thrusts”). Sense of “stupid” is first found c.1500. Related: Obtusely; obtuseness.
obtuse ob·tuse (ŏb-tōōs’, -tyōōs’, əb-)
noun, Geometry. 1. a triangle with one obtuse angle.
obtusion ob·tu·sion (ŏb-tōō’zhən, -tyōō’-) n. The dulling or deadening of awareness or sensibility.
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1. Old Bulgarian.