How else to explain the popularity of a novel so free of plot, so obsessed with existential rumination and recondite philosophy?
Classical allusions, poetical turns of phrase, antique diction, recondite words.
This is, indeed, one of the most recondite mysteries of human nature.
If he had recondite and "artistic" feelings, he indulged them also without shame.
And we have legends in recondite books of the manner of the King's death.
Yet there is no need to apply any recondite or novel machinery.
It was as if he was divining in them for the first time a recondite charm.
recondite meanings of things are suggested to you, and words—what words they are!
Nothing in the table d'hôte meal satisfied him; the place had to be ransacked for recondite dainties.
It is, if properly considered, as recondite a science as mathematics.
1640s, "removed or hidden from view," from Old French recondit, from Latin reconditus, past participle of recondere "store away, hide, conceal, put back again, put up again, lay up," from re- "away, back" (see re-) + condere "to store, hide, put together," from con- "together" (see con-) + -dere "to put, place," comb. form of dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Meaning "removed from ordinary understanding, profound" is from 1650s; of writers or sources, "obscure," it is recorded from 1817.