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 (ăb-stro͞os′, əb-)
Difficult to understand; recondite: The students avoided the professor's abstruse lectures.

[Latin abstrūsus, past participle of abstrūdere, to hide : abs-, ab-, away; see ab-1 + trūdere, to push; see treud- in Indo-European roots.]

ab·struse′ly adv.
ab·struse′ness n.
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Adv.1.abstrusely - in a manner difficult to understandabstrusely - in a manner difficult to understand; "the professor's abstrusely reasoned theories were wasted on his students"
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