Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an abstruse or recondite manner; in a manner not to be easily understood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an abstruse manner.

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

  • adverb in a manner difficult to understand

Etymologies

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abstruse +‎ -ly

Examples

  • While the history of '00s New York dance-rock tilts toward the Rapture and LCD Soundsystem, the band known abstrusely as !!!

    Music With an Exclamation Point

  • Hippocrates had once abstrusely opined that cancer was “best left untreated, since patients live longer that way.”

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Hippocrates had once abstrusely opined that cancer was “best left untreated, since patients live longer that way.”

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Hippocrates had once abstrusely opined that cancer was “best left untreated, since patients live longer that way.”

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Especially in time of stress, of war or social unrest, men have felt a certain callousness about the interests of the abstrusely remote scholar.

    Human Traits and their Social Significance

  • Tablet which, however misconstrued at first as an exposition of the science of divination, was later recognized to have unravelled, on the one hand, the mystery of the Musta_gh_á_th_, and to have abstrusely alluded, on the other, to the nineteen years which must needs elapse between the

    God Passes By

  • "A day's journey by tonga matures acquaintanceships wonderfully," he observed abstrusely.

    The Bronze Bell

  • Mary Virginia often talked as the alchemists used to write -- cryptically, abstrusely, as if to hide the golden truth from all but the initiate.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • He contrived to preserve, in the most abstrusely philosophical of these writings, a simplicity and clarity which, although they have not commended him to professional metaphysicians, make his attitude to the problems of metaphysics extremely intelligible.

    Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work

  • He contrived to preserve, in the most abstrusely philosophical of these writings, a simplicity and clarity which, although they have not commended him to professional metaphysicians, make his attitude to the problems of metaphysics extremely intelligible.

    Thomas Henry Huxley A Sketch Of His Life And Work

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