əb'struːslɪ adv. ambiguously, in a manner which is difficult to understand

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  • Abstrusely — Ab*struse ly, adv. In an abstruse manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abstrusely — abstruse ► ADJECTIVE ▪ difficult to understand; obscure. DERIVATIVES abstrusely adverb abstruseness noun. ORIGIN Latin abstrusus concealed …   English terms dictionary

  • abstrusely — adverb in a manner difficult to understand the professor s abstrusely reasoned theories were wasted on his students • Derived from adjective: ↑abstruse …   Useful english dictionary

  • abstrusely — adverb see abstruse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abstrusely — See abstruse. * * * …   Universalium

  • abstrusely — adverb In an abstruse manner …   Wiktionary

  • abstrusely — ab·struse·ly …   English syllables

  • abstruse — abstrusely, adv. abstruseness, n. /ab stroohs /, adj. 1. hard to understand; recondite; esoteric: abstruse theories. 2. Obs. secret; hidden. [1590 1600; < L abstrusus thrust away, concealed (ptp. of abstrudere), equiv. to abs ABS + trud thrust +… …   Universalium

  • abstruse — adjective Etymology: Latin abstrusus, from past participle of abstrudere to conceal, from abs , ab + trudere to push more at threat Date: 1599 difficult to comprehend ; recondite < the abstruse calculations of mathematicians > • abstrusely …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Obscurantism — (French: obscurantisme, from the Latin obscurans, “darkening”) is the practice of deliberately preventing the facts or the full details of some matter from becoming known. There are two, common, historical and intellectual, denotations: 1)… …   Wikipedia

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