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obtuse

1. Maths
a. (of an angle) lying between 90? and 180?
b. (of a triangle) having one interior angle greater than 90?
2. (of a leaf or similar flat part) having a rounded or blunt tip

obtuse

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(botany)
Of a leaf, having a blunt or rounded free end.
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1), interantennal carinae obtusely ridged between antennae, becoming gradually flattened, scarcely converging downward, short, ending about 1/4 way from ventral margin of toruli to clypeus.
If all this doesn't leave the visitor too distracted, Kolumba's collection, which is interspersed with contemporary loans, is beautufully curated with sufficient restraint that each room allows the art from different centuries to speak voluminously and in dialogue, usually in twos or threes: display cases hold a priceless medieval Book of Hours next to On Kawara's book of identical telegrams with the eponymous phrase I am still alive, 1970-77; a 17th-century three-faced sculpture of the Holy Trinity sits in close correlation to recent contemporay ceramics including a vase with two necks; and an exquisite Rhineland 12th-century ivory crucifix hangs immutable albeit in close proximity to Heinz Breloh's 1985 huge bronze bust, abstracted and obtusely visceral.
With saccharin melodies, they obtusely comment on the plays progression.
Bush obtusely refused to enter into a dialogue with the Iranian regime in 2003 - when Iran's rulers offered to put everything on the table including their nuclear program.
This apparent disparity may suggest that the contents of a principled stand matters more than simply making a stand, as Sterling was obtusely principled about political maneuvering whereas in The West Wing a specific law.
Then it obtusely approved the measure in conjunction with a bill making an unrelated claim on the federal government (New York Herald, February 7, 1855; Bicknell's Reporter, February 26, 1856).
For example, factory owners obtusely claimed that reform toys threatened the economy by challenging a dominant industry.
In other words, while the normative civic ethos the Minister tries to shore up may be "thickly, obtusely masculine" (15), Hoffman's own ambitions are premised upon an equally suspect eroticization of power.
In the July 7 Inside Track item "Gingrich Issues Curious Comments About Terrorist Attacks," the author obtusely distorts Gingrich's statements, making it seem as if he wished for another terrorist attack.
I like to state things obtusely enough in my music so that people go back to the Bible.
It's astrology talk - for when two planets angle up obtusely.
9-10) Aeneas obtusely replies: What ailes my Queene, is she falne sicke of late?