difficult to comprehend

difficult to comprehend
index ambiguous, elusive, esoteric, incomprehensible, opaque, unclear

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  • comprehend — verb ADVERB ▪ fully ▪ barely ▪ She could barely comprehend what was happening to her. ▪ easily VERB + COMPREHEND ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • difficult — [adj1] hard on someone; hard to do ambitious, arduous, backbreaker*, bothersome, burdensome, challenging, crucial, demanding, difficile, easier said than done*, effortful, exacting, formidable, galling, Gargantuan*, hardwon, heavy, Herculean*,… …   New thesaurus

  • comprehend — com|pre|hend [ˌkɔmprıˈhend US ˌka:m ] v [I,T not in progressive] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: comprehendere to take hold of completely , from com ( COM ) + prehendere ( PREHENSILE)] to understand something that is complicated or difficult …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • comprehend — verb (intransitive, transitive not in progressive) formal to understand something that is complicated or difficult: Even scientists do not comprehend these phenomena. | comprehend how/why/what etc: I fail to comprehend how this was allowed to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hard to understand — difficult to comprehend, hard to fathom, difficult to grasp, hard to sympathize …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • take — 1 Take, seize, grasp, clutch, snatch, grab are comparable when they mean to get hold of by or as if by reaching out the arm or hand. Take is not only the most general but also the only colorless term in this group. In ordinary use, especially… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • opaque — I adjective addlebrained, addleheaded, addlepated, ambiguous, asinine, benighted, bewildering, birdbrained, blind, blockish, boeotian, brainless, cloddish, clouded, cloudy, concealed, confused, confusing, cryptic, dark, dense, difficult,… …   Law dictionary

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