Abstract and abstruse
Abstract (AB strakt) (Adjective)
Abstract means theoretical or impersonal. When you like something in the abstract, you like the idea of it.
- I liked oysters in the abstract, but when I actually ate one, I became nauseated.
- Abstract speculations are hard-to-understand speculations.
Synonyms of abstract
Theoretical, recondite, abstruse
Antonyms of abstract
Abstruse (ab STROOS) (adjective)
If something is abstruse, it is hard to understand.
- The article was very abstruse. I couldn’t understand even a word in it.
- Trigonometry is a subject that has always been too abstruse for me.