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Definition 1: difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where abstruse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them
  • a deep metaphysical theory
  • some recondite problem in historiography

Synonyms for abstruse in the sense of this definition

(abstruse is similar to ...) confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

"a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"

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