What is another word for exoteric?

72 synonyms found


[ ɛɡzə͡ʊtˈɛɹɪk], [ ɛɡzə‍ʊtˈɛɹɪk], [ ɛ_ɡ_z_əʊ_t_ˈɛ_ɹ_ɪ_k]

Exoteric is a word that refers to something that is intended for or likely to be understood by the general public rather than a small, select group. Some synonyms for exoteric include popular, common, accessible, and straightforward. Other synonyms include comprehensible, clear, plain, and easily understood. Conversely, there are also several antonyms for exoteric, such as esoteric, hermetic, obscure, and abstruse. Knowing these synonyms and antonyms can help individuals better understand the meaning of exoteric and use it more effectively in their writing and conversations.

What are the hypernyms for Exoteric?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for exoteric?

Exoteric refers to something that is widely known, public, or easily understandable. Its antonyms, on the other hand, are more complex and less common. Two antonyms for exoteric are esoteric and abstruse. Esoteric refers to something that is intended to be understood by a small group of people with specialized knowledge, often requiring initiation or extensive study. Abstruse, on the other hand, refers to concepts or ideas that are difficult to understand due to their inherent complexity or obscurity. These two antonyms for exoteric illustrate how language can be used to convey the depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding held by different groups of people.

What are the antonyms for Exoteric?

Usage examples for Exoteric

Henri Martin, Dean of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Rennes, has suggested in his La Vie future that the doctrine may be the exoteric interpretation of a long-forgotten esoteric truth; namely, that the soul may be resurrected in a new physical body, and this is scientifically possible.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz
The analysis of evidence in chapter iii indicates clearly that there is in the exoteric part of the modern Celtic belief in fairies considerable degeneration from what must have been in pagan times a widespread and highly developed animistic creed.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz
His friend Rodbertus said there was an esoteric and an exoteric Lassalle.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

Famous quotes with Exoteric

  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead is ostensibly a book describing the experiences to be expected at the moment of death, during an intermediate phase lasting forty-nine (seven times seven) days, and during rebirth into another bodily frame. This however is merely the exoteric framework which the Tibetan Buddhists used to cloak their mystical teachings. … The esoteric meaning, as it has been interpreted in this manual, is that it is death and rebirth of the ego that is described, not of the body. Lama Govinda indicates this clearly in his introduction when he writes: "It is a book for the living as well as the dying." The book's esoteric meaning is often concealed beneath many layers of symbolism. It was not intended for general reading. It was designed to be understood only by one who was to be initiated personally by a guru into the Buddhist mystical doctrines, into the pre-mortem-death-rebirth experience. These doctrines have been kept a closely guarded secret for many centuries, for fear that naive or careless application would do harm.
    Timothy Leary
  • We conclude our analysis of the Rand cult with the observation that here was an extreme example of contradiction between the exoteric and the esoteric creed. That in the name of individuality, reason, and liberty, the Rand cult in effect preached something totally different. The Rand cult was concerned not with every man’s individuality, but only with Rand’s individuality, not with everyone’s right reason but only with Rand’s reason. The only individuality that flowered to the extent of blotting out all others, was Ayn Rand’s herself; everyone else was to become a cipher subject to Rand’s mind and will.
    Ayn Rand

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