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obtuse -- as in: he is obtuse
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • But though Rakitin was very sensitive about everything that concerned himself, he was very obtuse as regards the feelings and sensations of others—partly from his youth and inexperience, partly from his intense egoism.

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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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