- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||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.
- abstract, deep, recondite
- clear, obvious, plain
- similar words:
- arcane, complex, enigmatic, esoteric, impenetrable, incomprehensible, inextricable, inscrutable, involved, mysterious, obscure, opaque, profound, puzzling, unfathomable
||equivocal, heavy, mystic
||abstrusely (adv.), abstruseness (n.)