Definition of Mysterious

1. Adjective. Of an obscure nature. "Rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"




2. Adjective. Having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding. "The secret learning of the ancients"
Exact synonyms: Mystic, Mystical, Occult, Orphic, Secret
Similar to: Esoteric
Derivative terms: Mystery, Mystic, Mystic, Occult, Occult

Definition of Mysterious

1. a. Of or pertaining to mystery; containing a mystery; difficult or impossible to understand; obscure; not revealed or explained; enigmatical; incomprehensible.

Definition of Mysterious

1. Adjective. Of unknown origin ¹

2. Adjective. Having unknown qualities ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mysterious

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mysterious

mystacial
mystagog
mystagogic
mystagogical
mystagogies
mystagogs
mystagogue
mystagogues
mystagogy
mysterial
mysteriarch
mysteriarchs
mysteries
mysterioso
mysteriosophy
mysterious (current term)
mysteriously
mysteriousness
mysterize
mysterized
mysterizes
mysterizing
mystery
mystery bag
mystery bags
mystery meat
mystery meat navigation
mystery meats
mystery novel
mystery play

Literary usage of Mysterious

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"For opium is mysterious; mysterious to the extent, at times, of apparent self-contradiction; and so mysterious, that my own long experience in its ..."

2. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, Jenny H. Stickney (1898)
"THE mysterious MESSAGE. A FTER attending to the albatross, Fritz left his -*"*- mother and brothers examining the birds, and made me understand that he ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1880)
"mysterious NATURE OF THE ... the mysterious Triad, or Trinity" were agitated in the philosophical and in the Christian schools of Alexandria. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... in vain efforts to learn the cause of these mysterious deteriorations. ... probable origin of these mysterious losses, the real cause was not suspected. ..."

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