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Abstruseness   Listen

The quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand.  Synonyms: obscureness, obscurity, reconditeness.
Wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound.  Synonyms: abstrusity, profoundness, profundity, reconditeness.

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"Abstruseness" Quotes from Famous Books

... the draught as the bird settled into the water. The 'general' was more particular; for selecting a stationary object, in the top of an oak, that grew on the mountain near him, he studied it with an admirable abstruseness of attention, until the last drop was drained. As soon as this startling fact was mentioned, however, both the convives set about repairing the accident, by squeezing lemons, sweetening water, and mixing liquors, secundem artem. At the same time, each lighted a cigar, ...
— Home as Found • James Fenimore Cooper

... others of an abstruseness ten thousand times greater. Circumstances, and a certain bias of mind, have led me to take interest in such riddles, and it may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma of the kind which human ingenuity ...
— The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume 1 (of 5) of the Raven Edition • Edgar Allan Poe

... doctrines and support them by new facts and observations. Yet in reality we have few writers whose works, both as to substance and manner, are more different from each other than those of Hippocrates and Galen, the simplicity of the former being strongly contrasted with the abstruseness and refinement of ...
— Jerome Cardan - A Biographical Study • William George Waters

... into the abstruseness of Indian mythology, find that in these temples was practiced a worship similar to that practiced by all the several nations of the world, in their earliest as well as their most enlightened periods. It ...
— The God-Idea of the Ancients - or Sex in Religion • Eliza Burt Gamble

Words linked to "Abstruseness" :   wisdom, abstruse, profundity, clarity, incomprehensibility

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