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ESOTERIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does esoteric mean? 

ESOTERIC (adjective)
  The adjective ESOTERIC has 1 sense:

1. confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

  Familiarity information: ESOTERIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ESOTERIC (adjective)


Sense 1esoteric [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

Context example:

a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories

Similar:

abstruse; deep; recondite (difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge)

arcane (requiring secret or mysterious knowledge)

cabalistic; cryptic; cryptical; kabbalistic; qabalistic; sibylline (having a secret or hidden meaning)

mysterious; mystic; mystical; occult; orphic; secret (having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding)

Also:

private (confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy)

Antonym:

exoteric (suitable for the general public)


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