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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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In the back of the gallery, a documentary video, The other side, 2017, depicting Chim[arrow up]Pom's interactions with locals, at times recalled the subtle chauvinism of Japanese TV programs in which celebrities travel to exotic countries, banking the foibles of cultural obtuseness into self-affirming laughs for the audience back home.
The obtuseness of Milligan's understanding of human interactions is especially clear in her account of Pell's cross-examination in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse over the case of Father Searson.
(Her explanation for the failure of Rich Relations, for example, misses what might seem a more obvious explanation than the critics' obtuseness: its apparent presumption that white people have no ethnicity.) Similarly, whenever a play's messages seem to conflict, Lee praises its open-endedness, when possibly an argument has simply gone awry.
While there are differences between the two men, they agree upon the major points: the evils of Islamism, the blindness and obtuseness of the West in attempting to understand and counter Islamism, and most crucially, the urgent necessity of reforming Radical Islam.
caused me to burn with embarrassment at its obtuseness on how regulation works, how the oil industry works, how drilling works."
At times, they were given a free hand but they were often hamstrung by rules, regulations, obtuseness, or timidity.
The segment "Partners" reflects on marriage and divorce, the latter an "uncontested victor over marriage, / the way the flood is champion over the flood plain." In the section "Offshore" Feldman writes about travel to Uruguay, his impractical love of sailing, and his wonder at Walter Cronkite's obtuseness about Vietnam.
However, if the setter is of a lesser calibre, you will either finish in 15 minutes and be left feeling hungry or be unable to get more than one or two answers and, upon checking the solution, curse the setter for his/her obtuseness or downright idiocy.
We're angry at the obtuseness of the vessel's opponents, their misogyny.
The agent's investigations should have served as sufficient admonishment, but Belfort's Ahab-like obtuseness in ignoring the agent's Elijah-esque implorings imperils Stratton Oakmont, and he persists in his avarice until it is too late to save himself and his friends from their self-inflicted doom.
Not all game requests are sent out of obstinacy or obtuseness. At times, the player has no choice because clicking the "send button" is a necessary step in order to level up in the game.
The fact that Romney allowed his strategists to keep a fence around him and his faith, which is so central to his life, the fact that he basically had nothing to say about where he wanted to lead the country, the fact that the private equity leecher spoke so dismissively about the 47 percent of people he regarded as moochers, the fact that this supposedly top-notch businessman did not seem to realize his campaign was using 20th-century technology -- all of this spoke to a certain tentativeness, obtuseness and callousness.