Definitions for arcaneɑrˈkeɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arcane(adj)

    requiring secret or mysterious knowledge

    "the arcane science of dowsing"

Wiktionary

  1. arcane(Adjective)

    Understood by only a few; obscure; requiring secret or mysterious knowledge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arcane(adj)

    hidden; secret

  2. Origin: [L. arcanus.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.

  2. George Pataki:

    Perhaps it was a twinkle in his eye, but Governor Pataki has said stated clearly and repeatedly that, but for our nation's arcane campaign finance laws, he could very well be a candidate for president right now.

  3. Kurt Arnold:

    We're going to show that Tote knew the El Faro was a defective ship that they knowingly sent into the path of a hurricane. We'll be fighting to expose the Limited Liability act of 1851 as the backward and arcane law that it is.

  4. Ellen Staurowsky:

    To respond to the very, very slow steps toward progress that are being forced by these lawsuits, to impede that progress with the possibility of locking athletes into this arcane system that does not represent their interest, I think is deeply worrisome.

  5. Charles Santiago:

    The need for effective regional action to combat the crisis is clear, yet our leaders have consistently failed to act, they hide behind the arcane and ultimately destructive policy of non-interference, repeating the demonstrably false claim that the Myanmar government's persecution of Rohingya is an 'internal affair'.

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