recondite

(redirected from reconditely)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

rec·on·dite

 (rĕk′ən-dīt′, rĭ-kŏn′dīt′)
adj.
1. Not easily understood; abstruse or obscure: "To gain a reputation for wisdom a man must seem to have a store of recondite knowledge" (Bertrand Russell).
2. Concealed; hidden.

[Latin reconditus, past participle of recondere, to put away : re-, re- + condere, to put together, preserve; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

rec′on·dite′ly adv.

recondite

(rɪˈkɒndaɪt; ˈrɛkənˌdaɪt)
adj
1. requiring special knowledge to be understood; abstruse
2. dealing with abstruse or profound subjects
[C17: from Latin reconditus hidden away, from re- + condere to conceal]
reˈconditely adv
reˈconditeness n

rec•on•dite

(ˈrɛk ənˌdaɪt, rɪˈkɒn daɪt)

adj.
1. pertaining to or dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter: a recondite treatise.
2. known or understood by relatively few; esoteric; arcane.
3. obscure.
[1640–50; < Latin reconditus recondite, hidden, orig. past participle of recondere to hide =re- re- + condere to bring together (con- con- + -dere to put)]
rec′on•dite`ly, adv.
rec′on•dite`ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.recondite - difficult to penetraterecondite - difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography"
esoteric - confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle; "a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"

recondite

recondite

adjective
Beyond the understanding of an average mind:
Slang: heavy.
Translations

recondite

[rɪˈkɒndaɪt] ADJ (frm) → recóndito

recondite

[ˈrɛkəndaɪt] adjabstrus(e), obscur(e)

recondite

adjabstrus

recondite

[rɪˈkɒndaɪt] adj (frm) → recondito/a
References in periodicals archive ?
School of Udhra is Nathaniel Mackey's second full-length book of poetry, and represents a fitting continuation of his provocative and exciting poetic-cultural project, an ongoing fusion of the harmonic and melodic techniques of the most advanced post-bop jazz, the most reconditely avant-garde of twentieth-century poetics (both African American and white), the cultural traces of the African diaspora in its most wide-ranging appearances, and the multifarious apparitions of humanity's encounters with the ecstatic or spiritual, from Haitian voudoun to Siberian shamanism.