I adjective abstruse, acroamatic, acroamatical, acroatic, arcane, cabalistic, cabalistical, concealed, confidential, confined to a select circle, covert, cryptic, deep, designed for the initiated, difficult to comprehend, enigmatic, enigmatical, esotencal, for a select few, hidden, involved, mysterious, mystic, mystical, obscure, occult, private, profound, puzzling, recondite, secret, shrouded, shrouded in mystery, understood by a select few, understood by the initiated, undisclosed, undivulged, untold, veiled II index certain (specific), enigmatic, exclusive (limited), hidden, incomprehensible, inexplicable, mysterious, obscure (abstruse), private (confidential), profound (esoteric), recondite, secret, special, specific, undefinable

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  • Esoteric — Es o*ter ic, n. (Philos.) (a) An esoteric doctrine or treatise; esoteric philosophy; esoterics. (b) One who believes, or is an initiate, in esoteric doctrines or rites. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Esoteric — Es o*ter ic ([e^]s [ o]*t[e^] [i^]k), a. [Gr. eswteriko s, fr. esw teros inner, interior, comp. fr. e sw in, within, fr. es, e is, into, fr. en in. See {In}.] 1. Designed for, and understood by, the specially initiated alone; not communicated, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • esoteric — esotéric adj. m., pl. esotérici; f. sg. esotérică, pl. esotérice Trimis de siveco, 24.03.2009. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  ESOTÉRIC, Ă adj. v. ezoteric …   Dicționar Român

  • esoteric — 1650s, from Gk. esoterikos belonging to an inner circle, from esotero more within, comparative adv. of eso within, related to eis into, en in (see EN (Cf. en ) (2)). In English, originally of Pythagorean doctrines. According to Lucian, the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • esoteric — [es΄ə ter′ik] adj. [Gr esōterikos < esōteros, inner, compar. of esō, within < es, eis, into] 1. a) intended for or understood by only a chosen few, as an inner group of disciples or initiates: said of ideas, literature, etc. b) beyond the… …   English World dictionary

  • Esoteric — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Funeral Doom Gründung 1992 Aktuelle Besetzung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • esoteric — occult, *recondite, abstruse Analogous words: mystic, *mystical, anagogic, cabalistic: arcane, *mysterious …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • esoteric — [adj] mysterious, obscure abstruse, acroamatic, arcane, cabalistic, cryptic, deep, Delphic, heavy, hermetic, hidden, inner, inscrutable, mystic, mystical, occult, Orphic, private, profound, recondite, secret, Sibylline; concepts 529,576,582 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • esoteric — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ intended for or understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge. DERIVATIVES esoterically adverb esotericism noun esotericist noun. ORIGIN Greek es terikos, from es within …   English terms dictionary

  • esoteric — adjective Etymology: Late Latin esotericus, from Greek esōterikos, from esōterō, comparative of eisō, esō within, from eis into; akin to Greek en in more at in Date: circa 1660 1. a. designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone < a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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