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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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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.
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.
It amasses a wealth of meticulously researched detail, gradually building up into a detailed picture of the world in which Powell lived and worked--the facts and figures, the percentages, the scams and stratagems, the petty arguments, the official obtuseness.
Batten says she created Sweet Child out of frustration with "the obtuseness of theatre in Melbourne.
He was a reluctant dictator who had been obliged to take charge in a coup that was triggered by the obtuseness of the then Prime Minister - Mr.
Nolde's regrettable advocacy of Nazism seems to have been the result of nationalistic obtuseness.
His excessive pandering towards Israel on a recent trip there where he offered an entirely unnecessary security guarantee to Israel, combined with an unfathomable obtuseness about the occupation of the Palestinian land, plus his vote for cruel sanctions against Iran have already made him an embarrassment to many of his antiwar conservatives and libertarian supporters.
In comparison to similar authors, he's like Faulkner without the density, Stein without the obtuseness, or Thomas Wolfe without the extravagance; of those, he's closest to Wolfe.
If the answer is no, then it shows the US' moral and political obtuseness and this develops a sense of wariness and outright suspicion of US involvement in the political crisis that gripped the nation.
These facts also demonstrate the obtuseness of Mr Abbott s claims on Sunday that the Australian economy isn t growing; they demonstrate just what my predecessor Mr Costello meant when he said Mr Abbott has no aptitude for economics and why Mr Hewson described him as genuinely innumerate.
The theorist of eradicating the notion of Arabism and promoter of uprooting the Baath Party in Iraq and in Syria, Fouad Ajami, wrote: "The sight of Hillary Clinton cutting a rug on the dance floor this week in South Africa gives away the moral obtuseness of America's chief diplomat.