abstruse
[ ab-stroos ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Latin from Latin abstrusus ‘put away, hidden’, from abstrudere ‘conceal’, from ab- ‘from’ + trudere ‘to push’
Synonyms
  • abstract
  • complex
  • perplexing
Antonyms
  • clear
  • easy
  • obvious
Definition
difficult to understand; obscure
Example
He struggled to assemble his new furniture as the instructions were unorganized and abstruse.
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