in·​con·​dite in-ˈkän-dət How to pronounce incondite (audio)
: badly put together : crude
incondite prose

Word History


Latin inconditus, from in- + conditus, past participle of condere to put together, from com- + -dere to put — more at do

First Known Use

1539, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of incondite was in 1539

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Cite this Entry

“Incondite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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