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Definition 1: having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mysterious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mysterious symbols
  • the mystical style of Blake
  • occult lore
  • the secret learning of the ancients

Synonyms for mysterious in the sense of this definition

(mysterious is similar to ...) confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

"a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"

Definition 2: of an obscure nature - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mysterious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for mysterious in the sense of this definition

(mysterious is similar to ...) incapable of being explained or accounted for

"inexplicable errors" "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons"

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