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npl -ties
1. the quality of being abstruse
2. an abstruse thing
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(æbˈstru sɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being abstruse.
2. an abstruse statement, action, etc.
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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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Indeed, Satan himself presents it as "tyxt of holde" (26.47), a source whose abstrusity is implied in the untranslated Latin.
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.
Jim's pretendership with romantic heroism or ideal imperialism holds such loopholes as "an everlasting deep hole," "infernal hole," or "a deadly hole." 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. Critics like Fincham, Patrick Tourchon, and Daniel Hannah have tried to excavate the significance of the interactive narrative in terms of interpretive or epistemological tenor.