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“… purposefully recondite and there isn't …”

meanings of recondite


  1. (somewhat archaic) Hidden or removed from view.
  2. Of a structure: difficult to see, especially because it is hidden by another structure.
  3. Of writers: deliberately employing abstruse or esoteric allusions or references; intentionally obscure.
  4. Little known; esoteric, secret.
  5. Avoiding notice (particularly human notice); having a tendency to hide; shy.
  6. Of areas of discussion or research: difficult, obscure.
  7. Difficult to grasp or understand; abstruse, profound.
  8. Of scholars: having mastery over one's field, including its esoteric minutiae; learned.


  1. A scholar or other person who is recondite, that is, who has mastery over his or her field, including its esoteric minutiae.
  2. A recondite (hidden or obscure) person or thing.


  1. To conceal, cover up, hide.

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