Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, mid 17th century
Little known; obscure, (specifically regarding knowledge).
Examples of Recondite in a sentence
"The academic textbook contained a lot of recondite information that was hard for the students to understand."
"We were very pleased that we could follow the recondite directions to the lake."
Popularity Over Time
Recondite comes from the Latin word “reconditus,” which means hidden or put away. It can also be used as an adverb, “reconditely,” or as a noun, “reconditeness.”
Did you Know?
If you remove the prefix “re,” you are left with the verb “condite,” which means to pickle or preserve — “condite” is possibly a more recondite word than “recondite.”