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Meaning of ABSTRUSE

Pronunciation:  ab'stroos

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

ABSTRUSE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: deep, esoteric, recondite



Webster's 1913 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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