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abstruse

ab·struse

abstruse

 
 
pronunciation:
aeb strus
part of speech: adjective
definition: difficult to comprehend or understand; esoteric; arcane.
The article is somewhat abstruse for the non-scientist.The professor's explanation was abstruse, and the students stared at him with incomprehension.
synonyms:
abstract, deep, recondite
antonyms:
clear, obvious, plain
similar words:
arcane, complex, enigmatic, esoteric, impenetrable, incomprehensible, inextricable, inscrutable, involved, mysterious, obscure, opaque, profound, puzzling, unfathomable
derivations: abstrusely (adv.), abstruseness (n.)