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See definition of abstruseness on Dictionary.com
  • as inmystery
  • as inperplexity
  • as inpuzzler

synonyms for abstruseness

  • conundrum
  • enigma
  • problem
  • question
  • riddle
  • secrecy
  • subtlety
  • thriller
  • charade
  • chiller
  • cliffhanger
  • crux
  • cryptogram
  • difficulty
  • grabber
  • inscrutability
  • mystification
  • occult
  • oracle
  • perplexity
  • poser
  • puzzlement
  • rebus
  • rune
  • sphinx
  • stickler
  • stumper
  • teaser
  • twister
  • whodunit
  • why
  • brainteaser
  • braintwister
  • closed book
  • inscrutableness
  • mindboggler
  • sixty-four thousand dollar question
  • tough nut to crack
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antonyms for abstruseness

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  • known
  • understanding
  • harmony
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How to use abstruseness in a sentence

It was true that she had it upside down; but, as he remarked, that only added to the abstruseness of the subject.
KATHARINE FRENSHAMBEATRICE HARRADEN
He further impressed his contemporaries by his psychological profundity and abstruseness.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHEGEORG BRANDES
Abstruseness in expression is very frequently regarded as an indication of profundity.
THE YOUNG MAN AND THE WORLDALBERT J. BEVERIDGE
And the important fact is that this abstruseness is not verbal, any more than it is the abstruseness of fog and cloud.
CRITICAL MISCELLANIES, VOL. IJOHN MORLEY
But abstruseness is a quality appertaining to no subject per se.
EUREKA:EDGAR A. POE
It is the abstruseness of the proposition which stimulates research—which stirs profoundly the brain of the thinking world.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
Hence the unaccountable mixture of seeming simplicity and real abstruseness in the Lyrical Ballads.
HAZLITT ON ENGLISH LITERATUREJACOB ZEITLIN
The most wrinkled Æson of an abstruseness leaps rosy out of his bubbling genius.
SHELLEYFRANCIS THOMPSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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