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From Latin abstrūsus (hidden, concealed), the perfect passive participle of abstrūdō (thrust away, conceal); itself from ab, abs (away) + trūdō (thrust, push); cognate with French abstrus and German abstrus.

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  • (UK, US) IPA: /æbˈstruːs/, /əbˈstruːs/

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Abstruse (comparative abstruser or more Abstruse, superlative abstrusest or most Abstruse)

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Abstruse

Comparative
abstruser or more Abstruse

Superlative
abstrusest or most Abstruse

  1. remote from apprehension; difficult to comprehend or understand; recondite; as in abstruse learning.
    • 1748, David Hume, Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 13.
      It is certain that the easy and obvious philosophy will always, with the generality of mankind, have the preference above the accurate and abstruse;
  2. (obsolete) concealed or hidden out of the way.
    • The eternal eye whose sight discerns Abstrusest thoughts. — John Milton. Paradise Lost 1667
    • Profound and abstruse topics. - Henry Hart Milman. History of Latin Christianity 1855

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Abstruse

  1. feminine inflection of abstrus

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