The multi-step process with baseball writers and then the Veterans Committee is model of obtuseness.
It has been said that his habit of tattooing is evidence of his obtuseness to pain; but it is not easy to see why.
We had not, however, taken into account the obtuseness of a barbaric despot.
On the other hand, in respect to my impersonal opinions, I notice a little bewilderment, and some obtuseness.
As soon as he had taken up a business, his obtuseness vanished.
Affectation is worse than obtuseness, for obtuseness is at least honest: it may mend its ways.
He spat out the words with unspeakable impatience at my obtuseness.
If that sentiment, that obtuseness to the massive horrors of war even when a son was involved, is widespread, the outlook is dark.
He thus shows his obtuseness, or his subordination to a higher power.
He was matter-of-fact himself, but he could not comprehend the obtuseness of ignorance and self-occupation and youth.
early 15c., "dull, blunted," from Middle French obtus (fem. obtuse), from Latin obtusus "blunted, dull," also used figuratively, past participle of obtundere "to beat against, make dull," from ob "against" (see ob-) + tundere "to beat," from PIE *(s)tud-e- "to beat, strike, push, thrust," from root *(s)teu- "to push, stick, knock, beat" (cf. Latin tudes "hammer," Sanskrit tudati "he thrusts"). Sense of "stupid" is first found c.1500. Related: Obtusely; obtuseness.
obtuse ob·tuse (ŏb-tōōs', -tyōōs', əb-)
Lacking quickness of perception or intellect.
Not sharp or acute; blunt.