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SAT vocabulary: obtuse

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What does obtuse mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word obtuse

First, before you read about the word obtuse, try this quick vocab quiz:

obtuse most nearly means

(A) shiny
(B) untimely
(C) sharp
(D) tangible
(E) dull

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Now let’s learn about the word obtuse.

Part of Speech of obtuse

obtuse is a(n) ADJECTIVE.

Pronunciation obtuse

Here’s how to pronounce obtuse:

IPA: /əb.ˈtus/

Glossary-style: [uhb-TOOS]

Definition of obtuse

obtuse means: not intelligent. lacking intelligence or sensitivity (Ex: an obtuse statement). dull or blunt. (geometry) having an obtuse angle.

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Example of obtuse

Here’s the word obtuse used in a sentence:

With a little too much alcohol in his system, Bubba made a few obtuse remarks that we would later greatly regret.

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