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adjective (abstrus, er, more)
  1. remote from apprehension; difficult to comprehend or understand; recondite; as, learning.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 13.
    • : It is certain that the easy and obvious philosophy will always, with the generality of mankind, have the preference above the accurate and ;
    • (obsolete) concealed or hidden out of the way.
    • The eternal eye whose sight discerns Abstrusest thoughts. " :w:Milton, John Milton
    • Profound and topics. - Milman
    Etymology: abstrusus, past participle of abstrudere to thrust away, conceal; ab, abs + trudere to thrust; compare French abstrus. See Threat.

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