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obtuse -- as in: he is obtuse
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • The notes flew forth with the usual blind obtuseness of inanimate things—flapping and rebounding among walls, undulating against the scattered clouds, spreading through their interstices into unexplored miles of space.

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  • too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior
  • How can she be so brilliantly incisive on one page and so infuriatingly obtuse on the next?

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