abstruse


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Synonyms for abstruse

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beyond the understanding of an average mind

Synonyms for abstruse

difficult to penetrate

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Now, it is with the view of giving a little additional help to all those who find themselves in this position that I proceed to put forth my own personal interpretation of the more abstruse passages in this work.
But I had no inclination for the law, even in this less abstruse study of it, which my family approved.
The consequence of this desultory kind of priesthood was, as we have already intimated, a great diversity of opinion on the more abstruse points of faith.
In these so-called books, the chief lover, or Greek god, as he is admiringly referred to--by the way, they do not say which "Greek god" it is that the gentleman bears such a striking likeness to; it might be hump-backed Vulcan, or double-faced Janus, or even driveling Silenus, the god of abstruse mysteries.
Here the class was reciting a lesson from an abstruse text-book on economics, reciting it by rote, with so obvious a failure to assimilate it that the waste of labour was pitiful.
He did not know it but he would not even have the poor satisfaction of satisfied revenge, since he was not capable of feeling so abstruse a sentiment.
Fully assured in his own mind that his daughter had been picked up by a passing steamer, he gave over the last vestige of apprehension concerning her welfare, and devoted his giant intellect solely to the consideration of those momentous and abstruse scientific problems which he considered the only proper food for thought in one of his erudition.
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.
In this abstruse pursuit; in making an account for Peggotty, of all the property into which she had come; in arranging all the affairs in an orderly manner; and in being her referee and adviser on every point, to our joint delight; I passed the week before the funeral.
Even while he is talking to us some abstruse point in the classics is occupying his mind.'
Maryam had tried to lead the inquiry officials 'astray with unnecessary and abstruse information in a sitting that lasted for 45 minutes'.
There he sat in his narrow home, with a pile of abstruse tomes, a remnant of Weimar, camouflaged as a doorkeeper, seeing them out, seeing them in.
At present I find myself in an abstruse chaotic denouement about values of art, culture, philosophy and social sciences.
Discussions on lexicography are technical without being abstruse, and they balance well with the biographical details.
A 27-year-old man from Mumbai, India, has raised an abstruse objection against his parents because they did not seek his consent for bringing him into the world.