Nonesoteric

esoteric

[es-uh-ter-ik]
adjective
1.
understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite: poetry full of esoteric allusions.
2.
belonging to the select few.
3.
private; secret; confidential.
4.
(of a philosophical doctrine or the like) intended to be revealed only to the initiates of a group: the esoteric doctrines of Pythagoras.

Origin:
1645–55; < Greek esōterikós inner, equivalent to esṓter(os) inner + -ikos -ic

esoterically, adverb
nonesoteric, adjective
nonesoterically, adverb
unesoteric, adjective

esoteric, exoteric.


1. abstruse, arcane, cryptic, enigmatic.
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esoteric (ˌɛsəʊˈtɛrɪk)
 
adj
1.  Compare exoteric restricted to or intended for an enlightened or initiated minority, esp because of abstruseness or obscurity: an esoteric cult
2.  difficult to understand; abstruse: an esoteric statement
3.  not openly admitted; private: esoteric aims
 
[C17: from Greek esōterikos, from esōterō inner]
 
eso'terically
 
adv
 
eso'tericism
 
n

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esoteric
1650s, from Gk. esoterikos "belonging to an inner circle," from esotero, comparative adv. of eso "within." In English, originally of Pythagorean doctrines. According to Lucian, the division of teachings into exoteric and esoteric originated with Aristotle.
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