mysterious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mysterious

(adj) of an obscure nature
Example Sentence
  • the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms
  • a deep dark secret
  • the inscrutable workings of Providence
  • in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life
  • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands
(adj) having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
Synonyms : mystic , mystical , occult , orphic , secret
Example Sentence
  • mysterious symbols
  • the mystical style of Blake
  • occult lore
  • the secret learning of the ancients

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