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recondite

Line breaks: rec¦on|dite
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛk(ə)ndʌɪt
 
, rɪˈkɒn-/

Definition of recondite in English:

adjective

(Of a subject or knowledge) little known; abstruse: the book is full of recondite information
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
obscure, abstruse, arcane, esoteric, little known, recherché, abstract, deep, profound, cryptic, difficult, complex, complicated, involved;

Origin

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

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