abstrusity


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abstrusity

(æbˈstruːsɪtɪ)
npl -ties
1. the quality of being abstruse
2. an abstruse thing

ab•stru•si•ty

(æbˈstru sɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being abstruse.
2. an abstruse statement, action, etc.
[1625–35]
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Noun1.abstrusity - wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profoundabstrusity - wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound; "the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs"
wisdom - accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
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As a matter of course, many lawyers willingly embrace the abstrusity of stuffy legal forms as a way to reinforce inaccessibility and insulate their specialized field.
Between Marlows narrative act and Jim's existential exile, the reader participates in the world of "the other-for-me" and "I-for-others," but Conrad leaves blank the area of "I-for-myself" because of its inaccessibility (as long as Jim does not present his consciousness for himself as it is) or epistemological abstrusity.
The prose alternates between chatty informality and jargon-bestrewn abstrusity, but even when informal it lacks economy.