- abstruse ► ADJECTIVE ▪ difficult to understand; obscure.DERIVATIVES abstrusely adverb abstruseness noun.ORIGIN Latin abstrusus 'concealed' .
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Abstrusely — Ab*struse ly, adv. In an abstruse manner. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
abstrusely — adverb in a manner difficult to understand the professor s abstrusely reasoned theories were wasted on his students • Derived from adjective: ↑abstruse … Useful english dictionary
abstrusely — adverb see abstruse … New Collegiate Dictionary
abstrusely — See abstruse. * * * … Universalium
abstrusely — adverb In an abstruse manner … Wiktionary
abstrusely — É™b struËslÉª adv. ambiguously, in a manner which is difficult to understand … English contemporary dictionary
abstrusely — ab·struse·ly … English syllables
abstruse — abstrusely, adv. abstruseness, n. /ab stroohs /, adj. 1. hard to understand; recondite; esoteric: abstruse theories. 2. Obs. secret; hidden. [1590 1600; < L abstrusus thrust away, concealed (ptp. of abstrudere), equiv. to abs ABS + trud thrust +… … Universalium
abstruse — adjective Etymology: Latin abstrusus, from past participle of abstrudere to conceal, from abs , ab + trudere to push more at threat Date: 1599 difficult to comprehend ; recondite < the abstruse calculations of mathematicians > • abstrusely … New Collegiate Dictionary
Obscurantism — (French: obscurantisme, from the Latin obscurans, “darkening”) is the practice of deliberately preventing the facts or the full details of some matter from becoming known. There are two, common, historical and intellectual, denotations: 1)… … Wikipedia