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Word of the Day 10/03/18 Exoteric

Exoteric (adjective)
exoteric [ek-suh-ter-ik]


adjective
1. suitable for or communicated to the general public.
2. not belonging, limited, or pertaining to the inner or select circle, as of disciples or intimates.
3. popular; simple; commonplace.
4. pertaining to the outside; exterior; external.

Related forms
ex·o·ter·i·cal·ly, adverb
ex·o·ter·i·cism, noun

Can be confused
esoteric

Related Words for exoteric
exterior, outlying, outdoor, outer, external, extraterrestrial, peripheral, over, surface, alien, beyond, extraneous, extrinsic, outermost, outside, outward, remote, superficial, without, outmost

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Origin: 1645–55; < Late Latin exōtericus external < Greek exōterikós, equivalent to exṓter(os) inclined outward (exō- exo- + -teros comparative suffix) + -ikos -ic

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