abstrusity

noun
ab·​stru·​si·​ty | \-ˈstrü-sə-tē \
plural abstrusities

Definition of abstrusity 

1 : the quality or state of being abstruse : abstruseness

2 : something that is abstruse

First Known Use of abstrusity

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for abstrusity

abstruse + -ity

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absurdism

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