HyperDic: abstruse

English > 1 sense of the word abstruse:
ADJECTIVEallabstruse, deep, reconditedifficult to penetrate
abstruse > pronunciation
Rhymesabuse ... Zeus: 40 rhymes with uws...
English > abstruse: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningDifficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge.
Example"the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"
Synonymsdeep, recondite
BroaderesotericConfined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle
Spanishabstruso, obscuro, recóndito
Nounsabstrusenessthe quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand
abstruseness, abstrusitywisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
Adverbsabstruselyin a manner difficult to understand

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