toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

obtuse
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
slow to learn or understand
  • Enough that in the present case, as in millions, it was not the two halves of a perfect whole that confronted each other at the perfect moment; a missing counterpart wandered independently about the earth waiting in crass obtuseness till the late time came.
    1 — The Maiden (53% in)
  • Marian, primed to a humorous mood, would discover the queer-shaped flints aforesaid, and shriek with laughter, Tess remaining severely obtuse.
    5 — The Woman Pays (77% in)

There are no more uses of "obtuse" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®