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Word of the Day 04/20/21 Abstruse

Abstruse (adjective)
ab·struse [ab-stroos]
(previously 07-11-13)

adjective
1. hard to understand; recondite; esoteric: abstruse theories.
2. Obsolete. secret; hidden.


OTHER WORDS FROM ABSTRUSE
ab·struse·ly, adverb
ab·struse·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ABSTRUSE
obtuse

WORDS RELATED TO ABSTRUSE
perplexing, esoteric, abstract, complex, complicated, deep, enigmatic, heavy, hidden, incomprehensible, intricate, involved, muddy, obscure, profound, puzzling, recondite, subtle, unfathomable, vague

SYNONYMS FOR ABSTRUSE
See synonyms for: abstruse / abstruseness on Thesaurus.com
1. incomprehensible, unfathomable, arcane.

ANTONYMS FOR ABSTRUSE
1. clear, uncomplicated, simple; obvious.

Origin: 1590–1600; < Latin abstrusus thrust away, concealed (past participle of abstrudere ), equivalent to abs- abs- + trud- thrust + -tus past participle suffix

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