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slow, obtuse, dumb, dull, dim, dense
adj. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
purblind, obtuse
adj. lacking in insight or discernment; "too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior"; "a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin"- Jasper Griffin
adj. of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees
adj. (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex
adj. having component parts closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"; "a thick forest"; "thick hair"
adj. not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use"
lustreless, lusterless, lacklustre, lackluster
adj. lacking brilliance or vitality; "a dull lackluster life"; "a lusterless performance"
adj. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow"
headless, brainless
adj. not using intelligence
slow-witted, half-witted, feebleminded
adj. mentally deficient
ho-hum, wearisome, tiresome, tedious, slow, irksome, dull, deadening, boring
adj. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
senile, gaga, doddery, doddering
adj. mentally or physically infirm with age; "his mother was doddering and frail"
thick, dense
adj. hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
adj. unusually short; "a snub nose"
adj. relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"
slow-witted, half-witted, feebleminded, backward
adj. retarded in intellectual development
simple-minded, dim-witted, simple
adj. lacking mental capacity and subtlety
adj. curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
adj. showing or resulting from lack of judgment or wisdom; "an unwise investor is soon impoverished"
goosy, dopy, anserine, jerky, gooselike, goosey, foolish, dopey
adj. having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"
doltish, cloddish
adj. heavy and dull and stupid
gaumless, gormless
adj. (British informal) lacking intelligence and vitality
unthinking, lumpen, lumpish
adj. mentally sluggish
soft-witted, witless, senseless, nitwitted
adj. (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
adj. lacking understanding; "tried to explain to her uncomprehending husband"
needle-shaped, acicular, acerose, acerate
adj. narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves
adj. (of a leaf shape) narrowing to a slender point
adj. (of a leaf shape) having a short sharply pointed tip
adj. (of a leaf shape) tapering gradually into a long taillike tip
cordiform, heart-shaped, cordate
adj. (of a leaf) shaped like a heart
wedge-shaped, cuneate
adj. (of a leaf shape) narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base
adj. triangular or suggesting a capital delta, with a point at the apex
dolabrate, dolabriform
adj. having the shape of the head of an ax or cleaver
adj. (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse
sword-shaped, ensiform, bladelike, swordlike
adj. shaped like a sword blade; "the iris has an ensiform leaf"
spearhead-shaped, hastate
adj. (of a leaf shape) like a spear point, with flaring pointed lobes at the base
lancelike, lanceolate
adj. (of a leaf shape) shaped like a lance head; narrow and tapering to a pointed apex
elongate, linear
adj. (of a leaf shape) long and narrow
adj. (of a leaf shape) having curvature suggestive of a lyre
adj. (of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a tapering base
adj. deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction
adj. (of a leaf shape) egg-shaped with the narrower end at the base
orbicular, orbiculate
adj. circular or nearly circular
adj. of a leaf shape; egg-shaped with the broader end at the base
fiddle-shaped, panduriform, pandurate
adj. (of a leaf shape) having rounded ends and a contracted center
shield-shaped, peltate
adj. (of a leaf shape) round, with the stem attached near the center of the lower surface rather than the margin (as a nasturtium leaf for example)
adj. (of a leaf) having the base united around (and apparently pierced by) the stem
kidney-shaped, reniform
adj. (of a leaf or bean shape) resembling the shape of kidney
arrow-shaped, sagittiform, sagittate
adj. (of a leaf shape) like an arrow head without flaring base lobes
spatula-shaped, spatulate
adj. (of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a narrow base
adj. without lobes
adj. showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
adj. having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"
trenchant, searching
adj. having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect; "searching insights"; "trenchant criticism"
adj. of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"
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