Difficult and complex mathematical subjects are anexample of something that would be described as recondite.
- beyond the grasp of the ordinary mind or understanding; profound; abstruse
- dealing with abstruse or difficult subjects
- obscure or concealed
Origin of reconditeClassical Latin reconditus, past participle of recondere, to put back, hide ; from re-, back + condere, to put together, store up, hide ; from con-, together + -dere ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dh?-, to put from source do
- Not easily understood; abstruse or obscure: “To gain a reputation for wisdom a man must seem to have a store of recondite knowledge” (Bertrand Russell).
- Concealed; hidden.
Origin of reconditeLatin reconditus, past participle of recondere, to put away : re-, re- + condere, to put together, preserve; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more recondite, superlative most recondite)
- Hidden from the mental or intellectual view; secret; abstruse.
- What was the recondite cause of Ryulong being uncalled for?
- Dealing in things abstruse; profound; searching.
- My philosophy professor believes she is in the field of recondite studies.
- Difficult to understand; known only by experts.
- Of a person: highly talented, a master of a field.
From Latin reconditus (“hidden, concealed"), past participle adjective of recondo (“to put back, re-establish; to hide away").