abstruseness

abstruse

[ab-stroos]
adjective
1.
hard to understand; recondite; esoteric: abstruse theories.
2.
Obsolete. secret; hidden.

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

abstrusely, adverb
abstruseness, noun

abstruse, obtuse.


1. incomprehensible, unfathomable, arcane.


1. clear, uncomplicated, simple; obvious.
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abstruse (əbˈstruːs)
 
adj
not easy to understand; recondite; esoteric
 
[C16: from Latin abstrūsus thrust away, concealed, from abs-ab-1 + trūdere to thrust]
 
ab'strusely
 
adv
 
ab'struseness
 
n

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abstruse
c.1600, from L. abstrusus, pp. of abstrudere "conceal," lit. "to thrust away," from ab- "away" + trudere "to thrust, push" (see extrusion).
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