- (Of a subject or knowledge) little known; abstruse: the book is full of recondite informationMore example sentences
obscure, abstruse, arcane, esoteric, little known, recherché, abstract, deep, profound, cryptic, difficult, complex, complicated, involved; over/above one's head, incomprehensible, unfathomable, impenetrable, opaque, dark, mysterious, occult, cabbalistic, secret, hidden• rare Alexandrian
- 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'.