HyperDic: mysterious

English > 2 senses of the word mysterious:
ADJECTIVEallmysterious, cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mystifyingof an obscure nature
allmysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphichaving an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence
mysterious > pronunciation
Soundsmihstih'riyahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > mysterious: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf an obscure nature.
Examples
  • "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"
  • "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson
Synonymscryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mystifying
Broaderinexplicable, incomprehensibleincapable of being explained or accounted for
Spanishcríptico, desconocido, incomprensible, inescrutable, ininteligible, misterioso
Catalancríptic, desconegut, incomprensible, inescrutable, inintel·ligible, misteriós
Nounsmysterysomething that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
Adverbsmysteriouslyin a cryptic manner
English > mysterious: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding.
Example"mysterious symbols"
Synonymsmystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic
BroaderesotericConfined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle
Spanishmisterioso, místico
Catalanmisteriós
Nounsmysterysomething that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

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