The writing in this manual is very esoteric; I need a degree in engineering just to understand it!
An example of esoteric is pa++ern, an embroidery language.
An esoteric plan.
Few understood the celebrity's esoteric side.
Origin of esoteric
- Greek esōterikos from esōterō comparative of esō within en in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ἐσωτερικός (esōterikos, “belonging to an inner circle”), from ἐσωτέρω (esōterō, “further inside”), comparative of ἔσω (esō, “within”), from ἐς (es), εἰς (eis, “into”) (esoteric originally referred to the secret teachings of Greek philosophers, versus public or exoteric ones).