recondite

  • 1 Recondite — Rec on*dite (r[e^]k [o^]n*d[imac]t or r[ e]k[o^]n d[i^]t; 277), a. [L. reconditus, p. p. of recondere to put up again, to lay up, to conceal; pref. re re + condere to bring or lay together. See {Abscond}.] 1. Hidden from the mental or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 recondite — recondite, abstruse, occult, esoteric can all mean being beyond the power of the average intelligence to grasp or understand. Recondite stresses difficulty resulting from the profundity of the subject matter or its remoteness from ordinary human… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 recondite — I adjective abstract, abstruse, arcane, cabalistic, complex, complicated, concealed, convoluted, covert, crabbed, cryptic, cryptical, dark, deep, difficult, elusive, enigmatic, esoteric, exquisitus, hidden, impenetrable, imperspicuous, intricate …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 recondite — 1640s, removed or hidden from view, from L. reconditus, pp. of recondere store away, from re away, back (see RE (Cf. re )) + condere to store, hide, put together, from con together + dere to put, place, comb. form of dare …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 recondite — [adj] mysterious, obscure abstruse, academic, acroamatic, arcane, cabalistic, concealed, cryptic, dark, deep, difficult, esoteric, hard, heavy*, hermetic, hidden, involved, little known, mystic, mystical, occult, orphic, pedantic, profound,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 recondite — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a subject or knowledge) obscure. ORIGIN Latin reconditus hidden, put away …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 recondite — [rek′ən dīt΄; ] occas. [ ri kän′dīt΄] adj. [L reconditus, pp. of recondere, to put back, hide < re , back + condere, to put together, store up, hide < con , together + dere < IE base * dhē , to put > DO1] 1. beyond the grasp of the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 recondite — reconditely, adv. reconditeness, n. /rek euhn duyt , ri kon duyt/, adj. 1. dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter: a recondite treatise. 2. beyond ordinary knowledge or understanding; esoteric: recondite principles. 3.… …

    Universalium

  • 9 recondite — adjective Etymology: Latin reconditus, past participle of recondere to conceal, from re + condere to store up, from com + dere to put more at com , do Date: 1649 1. hidden from sight ; concealed 2. difficult or impossible for one of ordinary… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 recondite — adjective /rəˈkɒndaɪt,ˈrɛkəndaɪt,rəˈkɑːndaɪt,ˈrɛkəndaɪt/ a) Hidden from the mental or intellectual view; secret; abstruse. What was the recondite cause of Ryulong being uncalled for? b) Dealing in things abstruse; profound; …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 recondite — [[t]rɪkɒ̱ndaɪt, re̱kən [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Recondite areas of knowledge or learning are difficult to understand, and not many people know about them. [FORMAL] Her poems are modishly experimental in style and recondite in subject matter.… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 recondite — rec•on•dite [[t]ˈrɛk ənˌdaɪt, rɪˈkɒn daɪt[/t]] adj. 1) pertaining to or dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter: a recondite treatise[/ex] 2) known or understood by relatively few; esoteric; arcane 3) obscure • Etymology …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 recondite — /rəˈkɒndaɪt / (say ruh konduyt), /ˈrɛkəndaɪt / (say rekuhnduyt) adjective 1. dealing with abstruse or profound matters: a recondite treatise. 2. removed from ordinary knowledge or understanding; abstruse; profound: recondite principles. 3. little …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 recondite — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. mysterious, obscure, secret, abstruse, profound, esoteric, cryptic. See concealment. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [REK un DITE] beyond the average person s understanding,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 recondite — rec|on|dite [ˈrekəndaıt, rıˈkɔn US ˈrekən , rıˈka:n ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: reconditus, past participle of recondere to hide ] formal recondite facts or subjects are not known about or understood by many people = ↑obscure …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 recondite — [17] Recondite ‘obscure, abstruse’ means etymologically ‘hidden’. It comes from reconditus, the past participle of Latin recondere ‘hide’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘again’ and condere ‘put away, store’ (ultimate source… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 recondite — adjective (only before noun) formal recondite information, knowledge etc is not known about or understood by many people …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 recondite — adjective the recondite realms of Semitic philology Syn: obscure, abstruse, arcane, esoteric, recherché, profound, difficult, complex, complicated, involved; incomprehensible, unfathomable, impenetrable, cryptic, opaque See note at …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 recondite — [17] Recondite ‘obscure, abstruse’ means etymologically ‘hidden’. It comes from reconditus, the past participle of Latin recondere ‘hide’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘again’ and condere ‘put away, store’ (ultimate source… …

    Word origins

  • 20 recondite — adj. [L. reconditus, put away, hidden] Concealed; remote from ordinary or easy perception; hidden …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology


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