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NOUN (2)

1. the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand;
[syn: obscureness, obscurity, abstruseness, reconditeness]

2. wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound;
- Example: "the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs"
[syn: reconditeness, abstruseness, abstrusity, profoundness, profundity]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abstruseness \Ab*struse"ness\, n. The quality of being abstruse; difficulty of apprehension. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

abstruseness n 1: the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand [syn: obscureness, obscurity, abstruseness, reconditeness] [ant: clarity, clearness, limpidity, lucidity, lucidness, pellucidity] 2: wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound; "the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs" [syn: reconditeness, abstruseness, abstrusity, profoundness, profundity]