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abstruse


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abstruse  \Ab*struse"\,  a.  [L.  abstrusus  p.  p.  of  abstrudere  to 
  thrust  away  conceal;  ab  abs  +  trudere  to  thrust;  cf  F. 
  abstrus.  See  {Threat}.] 
  1.  Concealed  or  hidden  out  of  the  way  [Obs.] 
 
  The  eternal  eye  whose  sight  discerns  Abstrusest 
  thoughts.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Remote  from  apprehension;  difficult  to  be  comprehended  or 
  understood;  recondite;  as  abstruse  learning. 
 
  Profound  and  abstruse  topics.  --Milman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abstruse 
  adj  :  difficult  to  penetrate;  incomprehensible  to  one  of  ordinary 
  understanding  or  knowledge;  "the  professor's  lectures 
  were  so  abstruse  that  students  tended  to  avoid  them"; 
  "a  deep  metaphysical  theory";  "some  recondite  problem 
  in  historiography"  [syn:  {deep},  {recondite}] 




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