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ab·struse

abstruse

 
 
pronunciation:
aeb strus
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Word Combinations (adjective)
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
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)abstruse around, frighteningly, probably, sometimes
(adj.)abstruse + noun argument, calculation, command, concept, conversation, data, debate, issue, reader, salvation, science, source, subject, term
derivations: abstrusely (adv.), abstruseness (n.)