Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Abstruseness; that which is abstruse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Abstruseness; that which is abstruse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound

Etymologies

abstruse +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Whether women were in politics or the wash-house was a sociological abstrusity beyond his line of thought, and not though it cost him all his fortune to refuse could he have decently addressed any association even on beloved sporting matters.

    Some Everyday Folk and Dawn

  • For your bonus bedtime track this week, I’ve decided to double up on (I suppose?) relative abstrusity, author-wise.

    XXII | Miette's Bedtime Story Podcast

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.