HyperDic: esoteric

English > 1 sense of the word esoteric:
ADJECTIVEallesotericconfined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle
esoteric > pronunciation
Soundseh.sahteh'rihk; eh.sowteh'rihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > esoteric: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningConfined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle.
Example"a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"
Narrowerabstruse, deep, reconditeDifficult to penetrate
arcanerequiring secret or mysterious knowledge
cabalistic, kabbalistic, qabalistic, cryptic, cryptical, sibyllineHaving a secret or hidden / hidden meaning / meaning
mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphicHaving an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence
See alsoprivateConfined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
OppositeexotericSuitable for the general public

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