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Abstruse

Abstruse Meaning & Definition
Abstruse Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abstruse?

[adj] difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abstruse: deep | esoteric | recondite

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abstruse: abstract | arcane | arduous | beclouded | blind | brutal | buried | civilized | close | clouded | complex | complicated | concealed | covered | covert | critical | cultivated | cultured | deep | delicate | demanding | difficile | difficult | eclipsed | educated | encyclopedic | erudite | esoteric | exacting | formidable | hairy | hard | hard-earned | hard-fought | heavy | Herculean | hermetic | hid | hidden | hypothetical | ideal | in a cloud | in a fog | in eclipse | in purdah | in the wings | incommunicado | intricate | jawbreaking | knotted | knotty | laborious | latent | learned | lettered | literate | mean | mysterious | no picnic | not easy | obfuscated | obscure | obscured | occult | operose | pansophic | polyhistoric | polymath | polymathic | profound | recondite | rigorous | rough | rugged | scholarly | scholastic | secluded | secluse | secret | sequestered | set with thorns | severe | spiny | steep | strenuous | studious | thorny | ticklish | toilsome | tough | transcendental | tricky | under an eclipse | under cover | under house arrest | under wraps | underground | unknown | uphill | wicked | wise | wrapped in clouds

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Abstruse In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab*struse"\, a. [L. abstrusus, p. p. of abstrudere to thrust away, conceal; ab, abs + trudere to thrust; cf. F. abstrus. See {Threat}.] 1. Concealed or hidden out of the way. [Obs.] The eternal eye whose sight discerns Abstrusest thoughts. --Milton. 2. Remote from apprehension; difficult to be comprehended or understood; recondite; as, abstruse learning. Profound and abstruse topics. --Milman.

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