esoteric
[ es-uh-ter-ik ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; Latinfrom Latinized form of Greek esoterikos "belonging to an inner circle"
Synonyms
  • arcane
  • mystical
  • hidden
Antonyms
  • common
  • obvious
  • public
Definition
understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest
Example
The contents of the Pharaoh's tomb is an esoteric field of study.
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