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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. of an obscure nature;
- Example: "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"
- Example: "a deep dark secret"
- Example: "the inscrutable workings of Providence"
- Example: "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson
- Example: "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"
[syn: cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying]

2. having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding;
- Example: "mysterious symbols"
- Example: "the mystical style of Blake"
- Example: "occult lore"
- Example: "the secret learning of the ancients"
[syn: mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mysterious \Mys*te"ri*ous\, a. [F. myst[`e]rieux. See 1st Mystery.] Of or pertaining to mystery; containing a mystery; difficult or impossible to understand; inexplicable; obscure; not revealed or explained; enigmatical; incomprehensible. [1913 Webster] God at last To Satan, first in sin, his doom applied, Thought in mysterious terms. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Obscure; secret; occult; dark; mystic; cabalistic; enigmatical; unintelligible; inexplicable; incomprehensible. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mysterious adj 1: of an obscure nature; "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"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands" [syn: cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying] 2: having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients" [syn: mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

184 Moby Thesaurus words for "mysterious": able, abstruse, ambiguous, amphibological, amphibolous, anagogic, arcane, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing, baffling, beclouded, bewildering, bizarre, blind, bothering, buried, cabalic, cabalistic, censored, classified, close, closed, clouded, concealed, confounding, confusing, covered, covert, cryptic, curious, dark, discomposing, disconcerting, dismaying, distracting, disturbing, eclipsed, eerie, embarrassing, enigmatic, enwrapped in mystery, equivocal, equivocatory, esoteric, extramundane, extraterrestrial, fey, furtive, hermetic, hid, hidden, hush-hush, hypernormal, hyperphysical, impenetrable, in a cloud, in a fog, in eclipse, in purdah, in the wings, incalculable, incognizable, incommunicado, incomprehensible, indefinable, inexplicable, inextricable, inscrutable, insoluble, insolvable, intricate, ironic, latent, metaphysic, multivocal, mystic, mystical, mystifying, numinous, obfuscated, obscure, obscured, occult, otherworldly, perplexing, perturbing, polysemantic, polysemous, preterhuman, preternatural, preternormal, pretersensual, problematic, psychic, puzzling, recondite, restricted, sealed, secluded, secluse, secret, sequestered, smothered, spiritual, stifled, strange, superhuman, supernatural, supernormal, superphysical, supersensible, supersensual, suppressed, supramundane, supranatural, theosophical, theosophist, top secret, transcendental, transmundane, ulterior, unaccountable, unapparent, unapprehended, unascertained, unbeknown, unbreatheable, uncanny, uncertain, uncharted, unclassified, unclear, undefinable, under an eclipse, under cover, under house arrest, under security, under wraps, underground, undisclosable, undisclosed, undiscoverable, undiscovered, undivulgable, undivulged, unearthly, unexplainable, unexplained, unexplored, unexposed, unfamiliar, unfathomable, unfathomed, ungraspable, unguessed, unheard, unheard-of, unhuman, unidentified, unintelligible, uninterpretable, uninvestigated, unknowable, unknown, unperceived, unplumbed, unrevealable, unrevealed, unsolvable, unspoken, unsuspected, untellable, untold, untouched, unutterable, unuttered, unwhisperable, unworldly, upsetting, virgin, weird, wrapped in clouds