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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Difficult to understand.

Usage examples (39)
  • All of the texts were abstruse to Mike.
  • The professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them
  • Adjective : abstruse theories
  • Very enthusiastic, I remember they said you were, on certain abstruse points in comparative philology. for more
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  • An "abstruse" professor may be deep, profound, and hard to understand. Unfortunately, some of her students are "obtuse," or dull and slow-witted.
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