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Synonyms for obtusely

in a stupid manner

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Marginal fringe shows smooth, obtusely pointed, straight spicules of ca 200-235 x 55-60 (Fig.
70), moderately transverse, lateral margins arcuate towards anterior angles which are strongly round, posterior angles obtusely rounded.
Opening number "The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea" extols the virtues of tranquil serf-sufficiency but also shows a hermetic, stiffly ceremonial nation obtusely impervious to progress, change and external reality, while closing song "Next" conveys Japan's ready embrace of industrialization.
I will not have my house turned into a circus,'' sputters Strathairn obtusely, even though the family has never figured out to keep the breakables away from little Helen and has plenty of splintered glass and porcelain to show for it.
Such narrators include the obtusely benighted Edward in Ford's Good Soldier, the glaringly vicious and prejudiced Jason Compson in his monologue in Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, and the self-servingly "dignified" butler who narrates Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day.
He was always curious, always open-minded about other cultures, the very opposite of the narrow, parochial, obtusely nationalistic Mexican writers lampooned by Carlos Fuentes: "Do not read foreign authors .
The authorities obtusely insisted that no Red Stars would be permitted--in restaurants or anywhere else.
Head narrow in lateral view, fastigium of vertex obtusely pointed, barely or slightly projecting beyond antennal sockets.
1]; costal margin convex; apex rounded; outer margin convex and angled; tornus rounded and obtusely angled; inner margin slightly convex.
Male fore tibia with a broad, obtusely angulate depression basally (Fig.
All shells from Cabo Delgado have an obtusely angulated periphery, similar to that illustrated by Philippi (1847: 86; Helix pl.
3-flowered, inconspicuously stipitate, with few sterile floral bracts; floral bracts narrowly sublinear-lanceolate, apex acuminate, 27-32 x 3-5 mm, irregularly spinulose to subentire, obtusely carinate, finely nerved, greenish toward the apex, inconspicuously and sparsely white-lanate at apex to glabrous, about equalling 1/2 to 2/3 of the sepals length.
In a bizarre way does it engage us, however obtusely, in the political process?
Perigynia, shapes in cross-section: obtusely triangular (0), acutely triangular (1), rotund or subrotund (2) 29.