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“… the angle is more obtuse which indicates …”

meanings of obtuse


  1. Indirect or circuitous.
  2. (now chiefly botany, zoology) Blunt; not sharp, pointed, or acute in form.
  3. Of sound, etc.: deadened, muffled, muted.
  4. Intellectually dull or dim-witted.
  5. Larger than one, and smaller than two right angles, or more than 90° and less than 180°.
  6. Obtuse-angled, having an obtuse angle.
  7. Blunt, or rounded at the extremity.


  1. To dull or reduce an emotion or a physical state.

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