from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or state of being recondite; profound or hidden meaning.

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  • noun the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand
  • noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound


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  • Among them are classical mythologic ones of the class known only to that himself mythical character, Macaulay's every schoolboy, which speaks conclusively for their reconditeness.

    Mars 1895

  • It serves to bring out more clearly what is very wonderful in Dante, namely, the omnipresence of his memory throughout the work, so that its intimate coherence does not exist in spite of the reconditeness and complexity of allusion, but is woven out of them.

    Among My Books Second Series James Russell Lowell 1855


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