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[es-uh-ter-uh-siz-uh m] /ˌɛs əˈtɛr əˌsɪz əm/
the state or quality of being esoteric.
esoteric principles or writings.
Origin of esotericism
First recorded in 1840-50; esoteric + -ism
Related forms
esotericist, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is such deliberateness in great artists153 that has, curiously enough, acquired for them a reputation for esotericism.

    Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning Willard Huntington Wright
  • The star preserves the esotericism of its nomenclature, in whatever sphere it is used, namely, the power of radiating light.

  • Mohammed, like all great mystics, had discovered or learnt many of the truths of esotericism.

    Reincarnation Th. Pascal
  • It did not hold very long, even with the novelists; for the English taste this esotericism was too exotic.

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