Witless vs Obtuse - What's the difference?

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Witless is a related term of obtuse.


As adjectives the difference between witless and obtuse

is that witless is destitute of wit or understanding; wanting thought; hence, indiscreet; not under the guidance of judgment while obtuse is blunt; not sharp.

witless

English

(Webster 1913)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Destitute of wit or understanding; wanting thought; hence, indiscreet; not under the guidance of judgment.
  • Usage notes

    * This term is frequently found in phrases such as (term), (term), and so on.

    obtuse

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Blunt; not sharp.
  • Intellectually dull or dim-witted.
  • Indirect or circuitous.
  • Of sound: deadened or muffled.
  • (geometry) Of an angle: greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees.
  • (geometry) Of a triangle: with one obtuse angle.
  • Synonyms

    * (intellectually dull ): dense, dim, dim-witted, thick (informal) * (of a sound ): deadened, muffled * (blunt ): blunt, dull * (of a triangle ): obtuse-angled

    Antonyms

    * (intellectually dull ): bright, intelligent, on the ball, quick off the mark, quick-witted, sharp, smart * (of a sound ): clear * (blunt ): pointed, sharp * (of an angle ): acute * (of a triangle ): acute, acute-angled

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