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[in-kon-dit, -dahyt]
  1. ill-constructed; unpolished: incondite prose.
  2. crude; rough; unmannerly.
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Origin of incondite

1530–40; < Latin inconditus, equivalent to in- in-3 + conditus past participle of condere to put in, restore (con- con- + -di- put, set + -tus past participle suffix)
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Historical Examples

  • I have felt much for him, and on the morning I received your letter I poured forth these incondite rhymes.

    Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

British Dictionary definitions for incondite


adjective rare
  1. poorly constructed or composed
  2. rough or crude
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Derived Formsinconditely, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Latin inconditus, from in- 1 + conditus, from condere to put together
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