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OBTUSENESS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does obtuseness mean? 

OBTUSENESS (noun)
  The noun OBTUSENESS has 2 senses:

1. the quality of being slow to understand
2. the quality of lacking a sharp edge or point

  Familiarity information: OBTUSENESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OBTUSENESS (noun)


Sense 1obtuseness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being slow to understand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

dullness; obtuseness

Hypernyms ("obtuseness" is a kind of...):

stupidity (a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "obtuseness"):

oscitance; oscitancy (drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning)


Sense 2obtuseness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of lacking a sharp edge or point

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("obtuseness" is a kind of...):

bluntness; dullness (without sharpness or clearness of edge or point)

Antonym:

acuteness (the quality of having a sharp edge or point)


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