Definition of esotericism in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛsəˈtɛrɪsɪz(ə)m/ /ˌiːsəˈtɛrɪsɪz(ə)m/


See esoteric

  • ‘Ultimately though, a show about one painting is bound to invoke cries of art-historical esotericism from those who like their blockbusters with a broader spread.’
  • ‘These songs prove him capable of focusing more on visceral appeal and less on stagy esotericism while maintaining his intellectual ambition, and one hopes this album is a stepping stone toward cementing this vision.’
  • ‘It's the dawning of the new millennium: magic, esotericism, chivalry and the divine are all blended together, expressing a disquieting but luminous desire for liberation.’
  • ‘What is crucial for understanding Strauss and Straussians like Zuckert is why Strauss thinks esotericism is an answer to historicism.’



/ˌɛsəˈtɛrɪsɪz(ə)m/ /ˌiːsəˈtɛrɪsɪz(ə)m/