Synonyms for abstruse

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ab-stroos
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈstrus

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Définition of abstruse

Origin :
  • 1590s, from Middle French abstrus (16c.) or directly from Latin abstrusus "hidden, concealed, secret," past participle of abstrudere "conceal," literally "to thrust away," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + trudere "to thrust, push" (see extrusion). Related: Abstrusely; abstruseness.
  • adj difficult to understand
Example sentences :
  • Ordinary people may fear there is some abstruse science about this.
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
  • This abstruse notion is the foundation of the Hegelian logic.
  • Extract from : « Parmenides » by Plato
  • With scholars and philosophers they held their own in abstruse and abstract discussions.
  • Extract from : « An American Suffragette » by Isaac N. Stevens
  • And she, following, applied herself to the most abstruse of Art-studies.
  • Extract from : « Olive » by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • An abstruse, ancient classic, usually called the Book of Changes.
  • Extract from : « The Sayings Of Confucius » by Confucius
  • "It is full early in the morning for the cryptic and abstruse," I said.
  • Extract from : « Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, May 20, 1914 » by Various
  • The arguments should not be abstruse but clear and striking.
  • Extract from : « Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism » by F. V. N. Painter
  • Mother's mind seemed to be working at some abstruse calculation.
  • Extract from : « Punch or the London Charivari, October 20, 1920 » by Various
  • Apparently he had been led into the most abstruse mathematical regions.
  • Extract from : « The Panchronicon » by Harold Steele Mackaye
  • But he was not in the habit of troubling himself with abstruse problems.
  • Extract from : « The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories » by Bret Harte

Antonyms for abstruse

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