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a bit obtuse

Coming across as dull, thick-witted, or stupid; unable to grasp or understand a situation or concept. I feel like I'm a bit too obtuse to understand what these people are talking about. I've shown you how to do it five times now! Are you just a bit obtuse?
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I DON'T want to be obtuse about this, but why is MK Dons' FA Cup tie with AFC Wimbledon a grudge match?
Is he, I wonder, being deliberately obtuse when he denounces the notion of the First World War as 'Great'?
Children will learn the difference between acute and obtuse angles in Maths through a range of cricket shots, or identify the country's cricket playing counties in geography.
Ultimately, the lack of hint system and obtuse puzzles are the game's downfall.
At age 59, these complainants state we are quite acceptable, but then at age 60 we suddenly become a burden; obviously quite obtuse reasoning by those being completely frustrated by the complexities of life.
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Other than opening applause, there are no sounds on these discs other than Patti Smiths' voice and Kevin Shields playing (what else) some really obtuse guitar shit.
As shrill armageddoneers have adopted Revelations as their roadmap to the end of the world, most Christians have tended to write off the whole book as either nonsense or hopelessly obtuse.
There are rumors of a Police reunion, by the way, and there was an interesting though obtuse of the lively ``Fine Knacks for Ladies,'' which, if it did not completely win the audience over to Elizabethan music, at least left them in a good mood.
He who knows his isosceles triangle from his obtuse angle is a rare beast indeed.
Either he was being deliberately obtuse or just plain missing the point.
Condon's film, while occasionally painting Kinsey as irritable or emotionally obtuse, far less sympathetic figure who inspires in colleagues and subordinates the kind of terror his own father had once inspired in him.
David O Russell's comedy is bewildering, obtuse and impenetrable, but bizarrely enjoyable (Warwick Arts Centre).
Newcombe's anti-Taylor antics escalate from the slightly embarrassing (when the DW have a minor hit with their song "Not if You Were the Last Junkie on Earth," BJM record an obtuse response, "Not If You Were the Last Dandy on Earth," and pass out copies at a high-profile DW gig) to the downright creepy (after a show in San Francisco, Newcombe gives DW a gift containing shotgun shells and other sinister, symbolic items).
Brad Roberts, the band's leader, songwriter, frontman, and only constant in a career that began in Winnipeg in the late 1980s has always been a deep prober with a penchant for obtuse lyrics, dark storylines, and spiritual reflections.