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recondite

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adjective re·con·dite \ˈre-kən-ˌdīt, ri-ˈkän-\

Simple Definition of recondite

  • : not understood or known by many people

Full Definition of recondite

  1. 1 :  hidden from sight :  concealed

  2. 2 :  difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend :  deep <a recondite subject>

  3. 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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