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Etymology

1. esoteric

adjective. ['ˌɛsəˈtɛrɪk, ˌɛsoʊˈtɛrɪk'] confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle.

Synonyms

  • cryptical
  • cabalistic
  • occult
  • sibylline
  • qabalistic
  • private
  • kabbalistic
  • orphic
  • mysterious
  • abstruse
  • mystic
  • mystical
  • secret
  • arcane
  • recondite
  • cryptic

Antonyms

  • exoteric
  • fathomable
  • shallow
  • explicable

Etymology

  • ἐσωτερικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ἐσωτέρω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Esoteric

  • alphanumeric
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  • homeric
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  • cleric
  • weyrich
  • varick
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How do you pronounce esoteric?

Pronounce esoteric as ˌɛsəˈtɛrɪk.

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Example sentences of the word esoteric


1. Adjective
There are no hidden or esoteric meanings.

Quotes containing the word esoteric


1. The phrase 'the fossil record' sounds impressive and authoritative. As used by some persons it becomes, as intended, intimidating, taking on the aura of esoteric truth as expounded by an elite class of specialists. But what is it, really, this fossil record? Only data in search of interpretation. All claims to the contrary that I know, and I know of several, are so much superstition.
- Gareth J. Nelson

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