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Blunt vs. Obtuse

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Bluntadjective

Having a thick edge or point; not sharp.

Obtuseadjective

; not sharp, pointed, or acute in form.

Bluntadjective

Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; opposed to acute.

Obtuseadjective

Blunt, or rounded at the extremity.

Bluntadjective

Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.

‘the blunt admission that he had never liked my company’;

Obtuseadjective

One that is larger than one and smaller than two right angles, or more than 90° and less than 180°.

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Bluntadjective

Hard to impress or penetrate.

Obtuseadjective

, having an obtuse angle.

Bluntadjective

Slow or deficient in feeling: insensitive.

Obtuseadjective

Intellectually dull or dim-witted.

Bluntnoun

A fencer's practice foil with a soft tip.

Obtuseadjective

Of sound, etc.: deadened, muffled, muted.

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Bluntnoun

A short needle with a strong point.

Obtuseadjective

Indirect or circuitous.

Bluntnoun

(smoking) A marijuana cigar.

Obtuseverb

To dull or reduce an emotion or a physical state.

Bluntnoun

money

Obtuseadjective

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

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Bluntnoun

A playboating move resembling a cartwheel performed on a wave.

Obtuseadjective

Not having acute sensibility or perceptions; not alert, especially to the feelings of others; dull; stupid; as, obtuse senses.

Bluntverb

To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.

Obtuseadjective

Dull; deadened; as, obtuse sound.

Bluntverb

(figuratively) To repress or weaken; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of

‘It blunted my appetite.’; ‘My feeling towards her have been blunted.’;

Obtuseadjective

of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees

Bluntadjective

Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp.

‘The murderous knife was dull and blunt.’;

Obtuseadjective

of a leaf shape; rounded at the apex

Bluntadjective

Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; - opposed to acute.

‘His wits are not so blunt.’;

Obtuseadjective

lacking in insight or discernment;

‘too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior’; ‘a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin’;

Bluntadjective

Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.

Obtuseadjective

slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;

‘so dense he never understands anything I say to him’; ‘never met anyone quite so dim’; ‘although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick’; ‘dumb officials make some really dumb decisions’; ‘he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse’; ‘worked with the slow students’;

Bluntadjective

Hard to impress or penetrate.

‘I find my heart hardened and blunt to new impressions.’;

Obtuseadjective

annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand

‘he wondered if the doctor was being deliberately obtuse’;

Bluntverb

To dull the edge or point of, by making it thicker; to make blunt.

Obtuseadjective

difficult to understand, especially deliberately so

‘some of the lyrics are a bit obtuse’;

Bluntverb

To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings.

Obtuseadjective

(of an angle) more than 90° and less than 180°

‘an obtuse angle of 150°’;

Bluntnoun

A fencer's foil.

Obtuseadjective

not sharp-pointed or sharp-edged; blunt

‘it had strange obtuse teeth’;

Bluntnoun

A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.

Bluntnoun

Money.

Bluntverb

make less intense;

‘blunted emotions’;

Bluntverb

make numb or insensitive;

‘The shock numbed her senses’;

Bluntverb

make dull or blunt;

‘Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge’;

Bluntverb

make less sharp;

‘blunt the knives’;

Bluntverb

make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation;

‘Terror blunted her feelings’; ‘deaden a sound’;

Bluntadjective

having a broad or rounded end;

‘thick marks made by a blunt pencil’;

Bluntadjective

used of a knife or other blade; not sharp;

‘a blunt instrument’;

Bluntadjective

characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion;

‘blunt talking and straight shooting’; ‘a blunt New England farmer’; ‘I gave them my candid opinion’; ‘forthright criticism’; ‘a forthright approach to the problem’; ‘tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank’; ‘it is possible to be outspoken without being rude’; ‘plainspoken and to the point’; ‘a point-blank accusation’;

Bluntadjective

devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment;

‘the blunt truth’; ‘the crude facts’; ‘facing the stark reality of the deadline’;

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