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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Definitions for incondite

  1. Ill-constructed; unpolished: incondite prose.
  2. Crude; rough; unmannerly.

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Citations for incondite
He is no such honest chronicler as R.N., and would have done better perhaps to have consulted that gentleman, before he sent these incondite reminiscences to press. Charles Lamb, Charles Lamb: Selected Writings
I wish I might digress and tell you more of the pavor nocturnus that would rack me at night hideously after a chance term had struck me in the random readings of my boyhood, such as peine forte et dure (what a Genius of Pain must have invented that!), or the dreadful, mysterious, insidious words "trauma," "traumatic event," and "transom." But my tale is sufficiently incondite already. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
Origin of incondite
1530-1540
Incondite stems from the Latin root condere meaning "to put in, restore." The prefix in- also corresponds to the prefix un-, as in the word indefensible.
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