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Definition of esoteric:

  1. An esoteric doctrine or treatise; esoteric philosophy; esoterics.
  2. Designed for, and understood by, the specially initiated alone; not communicated, or not intelligible, to the general body of followers; private; interior; acroamatic; -- said of the private and more recondite instructions and doctrines of philosophers. Opposed to exoteric.
  3. Marked by secrecy or privacy; private; select; confidential; as, an esoteric purpose; an esoteric meeting.
  4. One who believes, or is an initiate, in esoteric doctrines or rites.

Synonyms:

cryptical, occult, recondite, abstruse, mystic, surface, sibylline, arcane, obscure, orphic, profound, cabalistic, deep, difficult, cryptic, easy, secret, heavy, mystical, mysterious.

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