# What does it mean to call someone obtuse

Contents

- 1 Is obtuse derogatory?
- 2 Does obtuse mean big?
- 3 What is an example of obtuse?
- 4 Does obtuse mean stubborn?
- 5 What is a clueless person?
- 6 What is the difference between acute and obtuse?
- 7 How do you use obtuse in a sentence?
- 8 What does obtuse observation mean?
- 9 What is the difference between reflex and obtuse?
- 10 What is reflex of an angle?
- 11 Why is it called a right angle?
- 12 How do you teach an obtuse angle?
- 13 How do you explain angles to a child?
- 14 What is acute right obtuse or straight?
- 15 What is an isosceles obtuse?
- 16 What shapes have obtuse angles?
- 17 What objects have obtuse angles?
- 18 What is an acute scalene triangle?

## Is obtuse derogatory?

By contrast, 56 percent accepted sentences in which obtuse was used to mean “hard to

**follow or understand**” in the phrases obtuse instructions and obtuse explanation. Perhaps the use of the word as a sophisticated synonym of stupid makes these extended derogatory uses more tolerable than they otherwise might be.## Does obtuse mean big?

‘Obtuse’ or ‘Abstruse’? Let’s look at it from another angle. In geometry class we learn about obtuse angles: those are

**the wide ones, greater than 90 degrees**, in contrast to acute angles, which are smaller than 90 degrees. An acute angle makes a sharp point, while an obtuse person is not all that sharp intellectually.## What is an example of obtuse?

The definition of obtuse is someone who is slow to understand things. An example of obtuse is

**someone who listens to a joke but doesn’t understand the punchline**.## Does obtuse mean stubborn?

As adjectives the difference between obtuse and stubborn

is that **obtuse is blunt**; not sharp while stubborn is refusing to move or to change one’s opinion; obstinate; firmly resisting.

## What is a clueless person?

If you describe someone as clueless, you are

**showing your disapproval of the fact**that they do not know anything about a particular subject or that they are incapable of doing a particular thing properly. [informal, disapproval]## What is the difference between acute and obtuse?

Acute angles

**measure less than 90 degrees**. Right angles measure 90 degrees. Obtuse angles measure more than 90 degrees.## How do you use obtuse in a sentence?

**I am very obstinate and obtuse about matters of that sort**. I may be very obtuse, but it is extremely vague and unsatisfactory. He has been obtuse, difficult, totally irrational and unreasonable to the detriment of the whole of his country.

## What does obtuse observation mean?

a.

**Lacking quickness of perception or intellect**.## What is the difference between reflex and obtuse?

An obtuse angle is one that measures between 90˚ and 180˚. A reflex angle is an angle that measures

**between 180˚ and 360˚**.## What is reflex of an angle?

A reflex angle is

**any angle that is more than 180 degrees (half circle) and less than 360 degrees (full circle)**. A reflex angle will always have either an obtuse or an acute angle on the other side of it.## Why is it called a right angle?

The term right in right angle comes

**from the meaning of right as proper, or in accordance to justice or equality**. It comes from the way a right angle was originally defined. When two straight lines intersect they form two angles.## How do you teach an obtuse angle?

## How do you explain angles to a child?

## What is acute right obtuse or straight?

key idea. An

**acute angle**measures less than 90°, but more than 0°. A right angle measures exactly 90°. An obtuse angle measures more than 90°, but less than 180°. A straight angle measures exactly 180°.## What is an isosceles obtuse?

An isosceles obtuse triangle is

**a triangle in which one of the three angles is obtuse**(lies between 90 degrees and 180 degrees) and the other two acute angles are equal in measurement.## What shapes have obtuse angles?

The following plane shapes or polygons have at least one obtuse angle in them. (A)

**Obtuse triangle**, (B) rhombus, (C) trapezoid, (D) pentagon, (E) hexagon, and (F) heptagon. A plane shape or polygon may be regular or irregular.## What objects have obtuse angles?

Other objects that depict obtuse angles are a book (when opened to certain angles),

**a pair of scissors**, and a door opened wide.## What is an acute scalene triangle?

An acute scalene triangle is

**a type of triangle in which all three sides and angles are of different measurements**and all three angles are less than 90 degrees.