obtuse

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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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By the same token, enough filters through their conversations, however obscurely given Firmino's obtusity, to convey the Avvocato's role of sentinel, such as La gastrite finds outlined by Blanchot, but also that his enterprise is--self-consciously--as hopeless as Garibaldo's, and pathological as the commitment of friendship in Notturno indiano.
In 1777, a year after his obtusity provoked many of his North American colonies to revolt, he was persuaded by the Royal Academy to make a grant to a bricklayer's son so that the young man could spend three years in Italy to study the best models of architecture.