What is the difference between metaphysical and esoteric?

metaphysical | esoteric |

Metaphysical is a see also of esoteric.


As adjectives the difference between metaphysical and esoteric

is that metaphysical is of or pertaining to metaphysics while esoteric is understood only by a chosen few or an enlightened inner circle.

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metaphysical

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Of or pertaining to metaphysics.
  • Immaterial, supersensual, not physical (more properly, "beyond" that which is physical).
  • Derived terms

    * metaphysically

    See also

    * transcendental

    esoteric

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest, or an enlightened inner circle.
  • ''The writing in this manual is very esoteric ; I need a degree in engineering just to understand it!
  • Having to do with concepts that are highly theoretical and without obvious practical application; often with mystical or religious connotations.
  • Confidential; private.
  • Synonyms

    * (understood only by a chosen few or an enlightened inner circle) arcane, recondite * cerebral * secretive

    Antonyms

    * exoteric

    See also

    * exoterism * metaphysical * occult * paranormal * supernatural * theoretical

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