abstrusity


abstrusity
/ab strooh"si tee/, n., pl. abstrusities for 2.
1. the quality or state of being abstruse.
2. an abstruse statement, action, etc.
[1625-35; ABSTRUSE + -ITY]

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  • Abstrusity — Ab*stru si*ty ([a^]b*str[udd] s[i^]*t[y^]), n. Abstruseness; that which is abstruse. [R.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abstrusity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1646 1. the quality or state of being abstruse ; abstruseness 2. something that is abstruse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abstrusity — noun Abstruseness; that which is abstruse …   Wiktionary

  • abstrusity — ab·stru·si·ty …   English syllables

  • abstrusity — ab•stru•si•ty [[t]æbˈstru sɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) cvb the quality or state of being abstruse 2) cvb an abstruse statement, action, etc • Etymology: 1625–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • abstrusity — noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs • Syn: ↑reconditeness, ↑abstruseness, ↑profoundness, ↑profundity • Derivationally related forms: ↑profound …   Useful english dictionary

  • abstruseness — noun 1. the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑obscureness, ↑obscurity, ↑reconditeness • Ant: ↑clarity (for: ↑obscurity) …   Useful english dictionary

  • profoundness — noun 1. extremeness of degree the profoundness of his ignorance • Derivationally related forms: ↑profound • Hypernyms: ↑ultimacy, ↑ultimateness 2. the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • profundity — noun 1. wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound (Freq. 1) the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs • Syn: ↑reconditeness, ↑abstruseness, ↑abstrusity, ↑profoundness • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • reconditeness — noun 1. the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand • Syn: ↑obscureness, ↑obscurity, ↑abstruseness • Ant: ↑clarity (for: ↑obscurity) • …   Useful english dictionary