Origin of abstruse
Examples from the Web for abstruse
More interesting than these abstruse ruminations were her political instincts at the conclusion of the formal broadcast.
For some abstruse reason Margaret's skirts were not affected by the wind.The Copy-Cat and Other Stories|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
It turns on an abstruse maxim of law, which makes it necessary for us to take a very circuitous mode of doing a very plain thing.Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third, Volume 2 (of 2)|The Duke of Buckingham
Next, because the abstruse details of physiology, in the present, are not intelligible for general reading.Experiments on Animals|Stephen Paget
British Dictionary definitions for abstruse
Word Origin for abstruse
Word Origin and History for abstruse
1590s, from Middle French abstrus (16c.) or directly from Latin abstrusus "hidden, concealed, secret," past participle of abstrudere "conceal," literally "to thrust away," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + trudere "to thrust, push" (see extrusion). Related: Abstrusely; abstruseness.