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abstruse

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Pronunciation:

[ɐbstɹˈuːs], [ɐbstɹˈuːs], [ɐ_b_s_t_ɹ_ˈuː_s]
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Synonyms for Abstruse:

complex (adjective)

complex, complicated, convoluted, difficult, intricate, involved, mysterious, obscure, perplexing, puzzling.

Other synonyms and related words:

Beclouded, Greek to me, Operose, abstract, abstruseness, acroamatic, acroamatical, airy, ambiguity, ambiguous, arcane, arduous, astuteness, baffling, bass, bewildering, beyond comprehension, blind, brutal, buried, cabalistic, cabbalistic, challenging, civilised, civilized, clear as dishwater, close, clouded, composite, compound, concealed, confounding, confused, confusing, conglomerate, contradictory, covered, covert, crabbed, crepuscular, critical, cryptic, cryptical, cryptographic, cultivated, cultured, dark, deep, delicate, demanding, detailed, difficile, difficult to understand, dim, double-edged, easy, eclipsed, educated, elusive, encoded, encrypted, encyclopedic, enigmatic, enigmatical, entangled, equivocal, erudite, esoteric, exacting, exquisite, extreme, faint, far-fetched, far-out, fine, formidable, furtive, garbled, hairy, hard, hard-earned, hard-fought, heavy, hermetic, heterogeneous, hid, hidden, hollow, humbleness, hypothetical, ideal, ill-defined, impenetrable, in a cloud, in a fog, in eclipse, in purdah, in the wings, incommunicado, incomprehensible, inconceivable, indecipherable, indefinite, indistinct, inexplicable, ingenious, inkhorn, inscrutable, insubstantial, intangible, jawbreaking, kabbalistic, knotted, knotty, laborious, latent, learned, lettered, literate, loose, manifold, mean, meaningless, metaphysical, metempirical, mingled, mixed, muddy, multiform, mystic, mystical, mystifying, nebulous, no picnic, nonsense, not easy, obfuscated, obscured, obscurity, occult, opaque, over head, pansophic, past comprehension, pedantic, pedantical, perplexed, polyhistoric, polymath, polymathic, private, privy, problematic, profound, profoundness, profundity, rare, recondite, remote, rich, rigorous, rough, rugged, scabrous, scholarly, scholastic, secluded, secluse, secret, sensitive, sequestered, serious, set with thorns, severe, shadowy, shrouded, sophistic, spiny, steep, strenuous, strong, studious, subtle, surface, tangled, technical, thick, thin, thorny, ticklish, toilsome, tough, transcendental, tricky, twilight, two-edged, unclear, undecipherable, under an eclipse, under cover, under house arrest, under wraps, undercover, underground, undetermined, unfamiliar, unfathomable, unimaginable, unimportance, unintelligible, unknown, unplumbable, uphill, vague, veiled, weighty, wicked, wise, wrapped in clouds.

Rhymes for Abstruse:

  1. excuse, bruce, juice, loose, sluice, spruce, coos, luce, disuse, goose, mousse, truce, produce, seduce, recluse, noose, obtuse, induce, moose, profuse, reuse, reduce, use, zeus, deuce, misuse;
  2. caboose, abuse, deduce, diffuse, adduce;
  3. reproduce, introduce, disabuse;
  4. reintroduce;

Quotes for Abstruse:

  1. My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. Arthur Conan Doyle.
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