Definition of Recondite

1. Adjective. Difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge. "Some recondite problem in historiography"

Exact synonyms: Abstruse, Deep
Similar to: Esoteric
Derivative terms: Abstruseness, Abstruseness, Abstrusity, Reconditeness



Definition of Recondite

1. a. Hidden from the mental or intellectual view; secret; abstruse; as, recondite causes of things.

Definition of Recondite

1. Adjective. Hidden from the mental or intellectual view; secret; abstruse. ¹

2. Adjective. Dealing in things abstruse; profound; searching. ¹

3. Adjective. Difficult to understand; known only by experts. ¹

4. Adjective. Of a person: highly talented, a master of a field. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Recondite

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Recondite

reconciler
reconcilers
reconciles
reconciliation
reconciliations
reconciliatorily
reconciliatory
reconciling
reconcilingly
recondensation
recondensations
recondense
recondensed
recondenses
recondensing
recondite (current term)
reconditely
reconditeness
reconditenesses
recondition
reconditioned
reconditioner
reconditioners
reconditioning
reconditions
reconditories
reconditory
reconduct
reconducted
reconducting

Literary usage of Recondite

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1. The Alternative: A Study in Psychology by Edmund R. Clay (1882)
"What is recondite to the human mind might be obtrusive to minds of a higher order, and what is obscure to one human mind may be obtrusive to another. 2. ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"... imbibed from the best commentators of the pandects, and with the recondite learning of Craig, who has laid open the fountains of the Scottish law in all ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"A chapter is devoted to the Scriptural proof of this recondite theory, to which we muet refer our readers. The argument is very obscure, ..."

4. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"From thie we may clearly learn the origin and nature of that secret and recondite theology which found favour with most of the ancients, and especially with ..."

5. Mental Evolution in Man: Origin of Human Faculty by George John Romanes (1888)
"... nor any grammarian or metaphysician to proclaim that recondite fact in formal terms." ยป Having thus briefly considered the philology of predicative ..."

6. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1812)
"... details derived from secret history, or from recondite sources of information, to which M. Monthion formerly enjoyed peculiar facilities of access. ..."

7. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1835)
"(ion of refined, or recondite ingenuity. The subjects were judiciously chosen, and the most instructive and intelligent treatment of them preferred. ..."

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