OBTUSE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OBTUSE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  lacking in insight or discernment; stupid
Classic Sentence:
1  When he arrives he will be met by the obtuse but resolute Lestrade, and I have no doubt that we shall have all our details filled in.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
2  "I have been very obtuse, Watson," said he.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
3  People who are not only weak, but silly or obtuse as well, are often in these difficulties.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT V
4  She liked their elegance, their lightness, their lack of emphasis: even the self-assurance which at times was so like obtuseness now seemed the natural sign of social ascendency.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
Example Sentence:
1  The disadvantage of the epigram is the temptation it affords to good people to explain it to the others who are assumed to be too obtuse to comprehend it alone.
2  What can you do with somebody who's so obtuse that he can't even tell that you're insulting him?.