recondite


re·con·dite

adjective \ˈre-kən-ˌdīt, ri-ˈkän-\

: not understood or known by many people

Full Definition of RECONDITE

1
:  hidden from sight :  concealed
2
:  difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend :  deep <a recondite subject>
3
:  of, relating to, or dealing with something little known or obscure <recondite fact about the origin of the holiday — Floyd Dell>
re·con·dite·ly adverb
re·con·dite·ness noun

Examples of RECONDITE

  1. <geochemistry is a recondite subject>

Origin of RECONDITE

Latin reconditus, past participle of recondere to conceal, from re- + condere to store up, from com- + -dere to put — more at com-, do
First Known Use: 1649

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