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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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In region VI, too, obtuse corners have been found showing considerable wear on the curb stones.
Naive and obtuse, Color is a failed memoir that bears all the markings of Watts's press office.
Terrible--the illusion of the Kingdom in obtuse hearts.
Authors with puritan sympathies consistently appear here as obtuse, vindictive, and repressed, except when Almond approves of the ideas found in the passages he cites: in these cases, we are not reminded that, say, Thomas Goodwin is a puritan.
If you have suffered from obtuse priests and bishops who have forgotten the purpose of their calling, pray as Christ did from the cross, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
The most charitable word I have for some of Swomley's views is obtuse.
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Nylon slings soon appeared too, which, by some obtuse turn of fate, lead them down the road to nylon holsters.
The most obtuse interviewer will feel an invisible jerk on his or her dog collar.
Equally obtuse, though benignly offensive, was the Chicago-based Steppenwolf Company's development of Nomathemba, a musical fable concocted by German director Eric Simonson which employed the distinguished voice of ntozake shange to craft dialogue that would legitimize a misguided, romantic vision of "hope" for two young black lovers in apartheid South Africa, whose singular obstacle to survival during their city sojourn is the black community.
Like Holmes, Dupin is accompanied by a rather obtuse sidekick, though Dupin's companion, unlike Dr.
This handsome publication will extend the reader's understanding of the drawing process, but is too obtuse for most students below the level of high school senior.
Now that the text has been completed, it is hard to imagine how Congress, which is supposedly so obtuse, will be able to make an intelligent decision in the allotted ninety days.
It grows rapidly and branches at obtuse angles, two of the very characteristics that will require Santo Domingo to establish a regular and aggressive pruning program in immediate and coming years.