Variant of esoteric
- intended for or understood by only a chosen few, as an inner group of disciples or initiates: said of ideas, literature, etc.
- beyond the understanding or knowledge of most people; abstruse
- confidential; private; withheld: an esoteric plan
Origin of esotericClassical Greek esōterikos ; from esōteros, inner, comparative of esō, within ; from es, eis, into