recondite adj : difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography" [syn: abstruse, deep]
EtymologyFrom Latin reconditus, from re- (again) + conditus, perfect passive participle of condere (to build, establish).
- /rəˈkɒndaɪt/ or /ˈrɛkəndaɪt/
- /rəˈkɑːndaɪt/ or /ˈrɛkəndaɪt/
- Feminine plural form of recondito
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