(Of a subject or knowledge) little known; abstruse: the book is full of recondite information
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- His accompanying text may not answer every question on this recondite subject.
- The recondite topic of usury allowed Noonan to consider the problem of doctrinal development at greater length.
- It is a mine of interesting and recondite information, written by the leading authorities in their fields.
obscure, abstruse, arcane, esoteric, recherché, profound, difficult, complex, complicated, involved;
incomprehensible, unfathomable, impenetrable, cryptic, opaque
Mid 17th century: from Latin reconditus 'hidden, put away', past participle of recondere, from re- 'back' + condere 'put together, secrete'.
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