Intended for or understood by only a specific group: an esoteric cult. See Synonyms at mysterious.
Of or concerning that which is known by a restricted number of individuals.
Confined to a tiny team: esoteric passions.
Not openly revealed; private.
Understood just by a chosen few or an enlightened inner circle.
Having to do with principles that are highly theoretical and without obvious practical application; frequently with mystical or religious connotations.
made for, and grasped by, the especially initiated alone; maybe not communicated, or perhaps not intelligible, into the basic human anatomy of followers; exclusive; interior; acroamatic; -- stated of discussions of technical topics and of the private and much more recondite directions and doctrines of philosophers. Against exoteric.
Marked by privacy or privacy; private; select; confidential.
restricted to and understandable by only an enlightened internal group
actually, internal: originally placed on particular writings of Aristotle of a scientific, unlike a well known, personality, and afterward towards key or acroamatic teachings of Pythagoras; for this reason, generally, key; intended to be communicated only to the initiated; serious.