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recondite Syllabification: rec·on·dite
Pronunciation: /ˈrekənˌdīt/

Definition of recondite in English:


(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.


Mid 17th century: from Latin reconditus 'hidden, put away', past participle of recondere, from re- 'back' + condere 'put together, secrete'.

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