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Difficult to understand or interpret; impenetrable:
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  1. Difficult to understand or interpret; impenetrable:
  2. That cannot be easily understood; completely obscure or mysterious; unfathomable; enigmatic
Filling one with wonder or awe
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  1. Filling one with wonder or awe
  2. Of obscure or occult character or meaning
  3. Deeply or mysteriously spiritual; mystical:
Of or resembling an enigma; puzzling:
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  1. Of or resembling an enigma; puzzling:
  2. Mysterious.
  3. Of or like an enigma; perplexing; baffling
Quite unusual or uncommon; extraordinary
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  1. Quite unusual or uncommon; extraordinary
  2. Not previously known; unfamiliar:
  3. (Archaic) Reserved, distant, or cold in manner
Not explicable; that cannot be explained, understood, or accounted for
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  1. Not explicable; that cannot be explained, understood, or accounted for
  2. Difficult or impossible to explain or account for.
Not capable of being fully dissolved. Fats and oils are insoluble in water.
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  1. Not capable of being fully dissolved. Fats and oils are insoluble in water.
  2. Difficult or impossible to solve or explain; insolvable:
  3. That cannot be dissolved; not soluble
Free from accountability; not responsible:
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  1. Free from accountability; not responsible:
  2. Impossible to account for; inexplicable:
  3. That cannot be explained or accounted for; strange; mysterious
Having a spiritual significance that transcends human understanding.
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  1. Having a spiritual significance that transcends human understanding.
  2. Believed or maintained with awe or deep respect, especially when contrary to or lacking factual evidence:
  3. Of, relating to, or stemming from mysticism or immediate understanding of spiritual matters, especially when experienced as direct communion with God:
Beyond human understanding; mysterious
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  1. Beyond human understanding; mysterious
  2. Designating or of certain arts, studies, or practices, as magic, alchemy, or astrology, involving mysterious powers that some people believe can affect the way things happen
  3. Beyond the realm of human comprehension; inscrutable:
Difficult to understand or interpret; impenetrable:
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  1. Difficult to understand or interpret; impenetrable:
  2. That cannot be easily understood; completely obscure or mysterious; unfathomable; enigmatic
Hidden or secret
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  1. Hidden or secret
  2. Known or understood by only a few:
  3. Understood by only a few; esoteric
(Mathematics) Of or relating to a real or complex number that is not the root of any polynomial that has positive degree and rational coefficients.
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  1. (Mathematics) Of or relating to a real or complex number that is not the root of any polynomial that has positive degree and rational coefficients.
  2. In Kantian philosophy, based on those elements of experience which derive not from sense data but from the inherent organizing functions of the mind, and which are the necessary conditions of human knowledge; transcending sense experience but not knowledge
  3. Beyond common thought or experience; mystical or supernatural.
Of or relating to a cabal; secretive and cliquish.
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  1. Of or relating to a cabal; secretive and cliquish.
  2. Having a secret or hidden meaning; occult:
Of the spirit or the soul as distinguished from the body or material matters
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  1. Of the spirit or the soul as distinguished from the body or material matters
  2. Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not material; supernatural:
  3. Of, concerned with, or affecting the soul:
Of, relating to, or produced by magic.
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  1. Of, relating to, or produced by magic.
  2. Magic
  3. Enchanting.
Difficult to understand; recondite:
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  1. Difficult to understand; recondite:
  2. Hard to understand because of being extremely complex, intellectually demanding, highly abstract, etc.; deep; recondite
Served without milk or cream:
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  1. Served without milk or cream:
  2. Reflecting only a small fraction of incident light; tending toward black:
  3. Unknown or concealed; mysterious:
Wearing a veil
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  1. Wearing a veil
  2. Hidden, such as by a veil.
  3. Concealed, hidden, disguised, obscured, etc.
Of another place or locality; foreign; alien
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  1. Of another place or locality; foreign; alien
  2. Not previously known; unfamiliar:
  3. Not of one's own or a particular locality, environment, or kind; not native:
Of or pertaining to alchemists.
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(Default logic, of a default) Both categorical and normal.
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  1. (Default logic, of a default) Both categorical and normal.
  2. Beyond what is normal; exceeding the average or the point of reference.
  3. Greatly exceeding the normal or average but still obeying natural laws.
Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence:
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  1. Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence:
  2. Of or characteristic of a numen; supernatural; divine
  3. Having a deeply spiritual or mystical effect
Obscure and curt in expression
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  1. Obscure and curt in expression
  2. (Zool.) Serving to conceal, as the form or coloration of certain animals
  3. Having a hidden or ambiguous meaning; mysterious; baffling
  1. Prophetic, foretelling the future.
  2. Of, or having the nature of, an oracle
  3. Like an oracle; wise, prophetic, mysterious, etc.
Not readily noticed or seen; inconspicuous:
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  1. Not readily noticed or seen; inconspicuous:
  2. So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct:
  3. Out of sight; hidden:
Concealed; secret
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  1. Concealed; secret
  2. That has been hidden.
  3. Obscure.
Not clear; indefinite; vague
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  1. Not clear; indefinite; vague
  2. Having two or more possible meanings
  3. Open to more than one interpretation:
  1. Not knowable.
  2. Not knowable; that cannot be known; specif., beyond the range of human comprehension or experience
  3. Impossible to know, especially being beyond the range of human experience or understanding:
Difficult or impossible to understand; incomprehensible:
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  1. Difficult or impossible to understand; incomprehensible:
  2. Incapable of being measured
  3. That cannot be understood; incomprehensible
Incapable of being expressed; indescribable or unutterable:
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  1. Incapable of being expressed; indescribable or unutterable:
  2. Not to be uttered; taboo:
  3. Too overwhelming to be expressed or described in words; inexpressible
Intended for or understood by only a chosen few, as an inner group of disciples or initiates
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  1. Intended for or understood by only a chosen few, as an inner group of disciples or initiates
  2. Having to do with concepts that are highly theoretical and without obvious practical application; often with mystical or religious connotations.
  3. Intended for or understood by only a small group, especially one with specialized knowledge or interests:
Hidden or secret
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  1. Hidden or secret
  2. Understood by only a few; esoteric
  3. Known or understood by only a few:
Of or relating to a cabal; secretive and cliquish.
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  1. Of or relating to a cabal; secretive and cliquish.
  2. Having a secret or hidden meaning; occult:
Having a hidden or ambiguous meaning; mysterious; baffling
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  1. Having a hidden or ambiguous meaning; mysterious; baffling
  2. Obscure and curt in expression
  3. (Zool.) Serving to conceal, as the form or coloration of certain animals
Defying description.
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  1. Defying description.
  2. Of or like an enigma; perplexing; baffling
  3. Mysterious.
Of or relating to mysticism or mystics:
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  1. Of or relating to mysticism or mystics:
  2. Deeply or mysteriously spiritual; mystical:
  3. Mystical
Of mystics or mysticism; esp., relating to or based on intuition, contemplation, or meditation of a spiritual nature
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  1. Of mystics or mysticism; esp., relating to or based on intuition, contemplation, or meditation of a spiritual nature
  2. Of, relating to, or stemming from mysticism or immediate understanding of spiritual matters, especially when experienced as direct communion with God:
  3. Mystic
Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural or magical influences, agencies, or occurrences:
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  1. Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural or magical influences, agencies, or occurrences:
  2. Designating or of certain arts, studies, or practices, as magic, alchemy, or astrology, involving mysterious powers that some people believe can affect the way things happen
  3. Beyond the realm of human comprehension; inscrutable:

Synonym Study

  • Mystic al or mystic applies to that which is beyond ordinary human understanding or perception in connection with religious rites or spiritual experience
  • What is inscrutable is completely mysterious and altogether incapable of being searched out, interpreted, or understood the inscrutable ways of God
  • Mysterious is applied to that which excites curiosity, wonder, etc. but is impossible or difficult to explain or solve a mysterious murder
Find another word for mysterious. In this page you can discover 57 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for mysterious, like: inscrutable, mystic, puzzling, enigmatic, perplexing, strange, baffling, inexplicable, insoluble, unaccountable and confounding.