What does esoteric mean?

esoteric in AZ Dictionary

(a) Intended for or understood by only a specific group: an esoteric cult. See Synonyms at mysterious.
(a) Of or concerning that which is known by a restricted number of individuals.
(a) Confined to a tiny team: esoteric passions.
(n) An esoteric doctrine or treatise; esoteric viewpoint; esoterics.
(n) One who thinks, or is an initiate, in esoteric doctrines or rites.
(n) An esoteric doctrine.
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.
In embryology, endoblastic. See the extract.

esoteric in Community Dictionary

Politically correct term for Satanism.This how just how Satanism has actually remained hidden throughout all history. by Olene LucchesiReport definition
comprehended by or designed for only a select couple of. by ShirleyReport definition
adj.1)understood by or intended for just the choose few who've unique knowledge or interest; recondite.2)belonging towards the select few.3)private; secret;confidential. by LacyReport definition
gaycloset homosexuals plotting from the common manelitismsatanism by NelsonReport definition
whenever something becomes too intellectual to be enjoyable any longer by Rubie MinaReport definition
1. Of or associated with whatever is well known by a restricted number of people.2. Fabulous by Elsy BareReport definition
A grand statement in a gathering that alienates your supervisors and peers leaving everyone else in circumstances of uncomfortable disbelief and silience. by Kelley KikerReport definition

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "esoteric"
    • "During the credit crisis the word…
    • View More
  • Quotes for "esoteric"
  • Synonym for "esoteric"
    • private, interior, acroamatic, select, confidential
  • Phrases for "esoteric"
    • esoteric indexes, esoteric securities, esoteric psychiatrist, esoteric knowledge, esoteric places
  • Rhyme for "esoteric"
    • Carrick, Derek, Derick, Derrick, Deryck
  • Equivalent for "esoteric"
    • recondite, abstruse, qabalistic, sibylline, mysterious
  • Same Context for "esoteric"
    • arcane, abstruse, occult, mystical, metaphysical
296 votes

How would you define esoteric?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!