adjective: Difficult to understand; recondite. See Synonyms at ambiguous.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
Very enthusiastic, I remember they said you were, on certain abstruse points in comparative philology.
Greek, and Hebrew languages, and perfectly well knew not only the sciences called abstruse, but those arts which come under the denomination of polite literature.
Madam, all minds are not gifted with the necessary qualities which the delicacy of those fine sciences called abstruse require.
I am now approaching the border land of what may be called the abstruse in science, in which I humbly acknowledge it would take a vast volume to contain all I don't know; yet I hope to make plain to you this most beautiful and accurate method, and for fear I may forget to give due credit, I will say that I am indebted to Dr. Hastings for it, with whom it was an original discovery, though he told me he afterward found it had been in use by
I choose to believe instead that Spinrad is engaging in some kind of abstruse wordplay in which “Mike Resnick is an African SF writer” is revealed to be a pun or a palindrome or something, rather than something that he thought would be a useful addition to the discussion.