ab·struse [ab-stroos] (previously 07-11-13)
1. hard to understand; recondite; esoteric: abstruse theories.
2. Obsolete. secret; hidden.
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perplexing, esoteric, abstract, complex, complicated, deep, enigmatic, heavy, hidden, incomprehensible, intricate, involved, muddy, obscure, profound, puzzling, recondite, subtle, unfathomable, vague
SYNONYMS FOR ABSTRUSE
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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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