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synonyms for abstruse

  • esoteric
  • perplexing
  • Greek to me
  • abstract
  • clear as dishwater
  • complex
  • complicated
  • deep
  • enigmatic
  • heavy
  • hidden
  • incomprehensible
  • intricate
  • involved
  • muddy
  • obscure
  • profound
  • puzzling
  • recondite
  • subtle
  • unfathomable
  • vague
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antonyms for abstruse

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  • clear
  • concrete
  • easy
  • lucid
  • obvious
  • plain
  • simple
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How to use abstruse in a sentence

Similar to a number of those games from back in the day, like “Grim Fandango,” it’s filled with puzzles that turn on abstruse logic.
‘MUTROPOLIS’: A GAME DEFINITELY WORTH WATCHING ON YOUTUBECHRISTOPHER BYRDMARCH 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It is when studies requiring abstruse thought are reached that the facility in acquisition of the savage races comes to an end.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
It cast its searching eye into the most abstruse inquiries which ever tasked the famous minds of the world.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
It established important psychological truths and created a method for the solution of abstruse questions.
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Philosophy kept pace with geometry, and those who observed Nature also gloried in abstruse calculations.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
You,” said I. “You drive a nail as if it were an abstruse problem in differential calculus.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
His skill in presenting abstruse speculations is marvellous, and his outbursts of poetic genius are matchless in power and beauty.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
What abstruse revelations arise, stammering, and are obscure from their very mass, as a hesitating speech.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
So Sanaima shuts himself up in his own domain and gives himself up, it is understood, to abstruse study.
THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADOFRANK AUBREY
These are his fixed resolutions: what will England do in such abstruse case?
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. VII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
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WORDS RELATED TO ABSTRUSE

  • abstruse
  • complex
  • deep
  • hypothetical
  • ideal
  • indefinite
  • intellectual
  • nonconcrete
  • philosophical
  • recondite
  • transcendent
  • transcendental
  • unreal
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