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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Difficult to understand. Also: of special or unusual interest.

Usage examples (37)
  • His esoteric ideas sometimes alienated him from others.
  • The only place one may find them is in esoteric and occult histories and their own works spread across at least seven generations.
  • If philophy is esoteric, that is not because a few men guard its knowledg, but because most men guard themselves against it.
  • He was also training his more "esoteric" skills, but once again, that was something he couldn't talk to his parents about. for more
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  • The "esoteric" (understood by only a chosen few) poetry of today may be "exoteric" (simple; commonplace) in twenty years.
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